Feeding the young, part two.

As there will be an unknown number of feeding the young posts I decided to number them rather than trying to come up with different titles for each one.

In this photo one of the adults is feeding a green caterpillar to the young.

Here the young are a few days old. I can now see 9 young, there will be more.

Feeding the young.

Egg laying.

This is the female egg laying in the early morning.

I checked the nestbox early morning and in the evening. Some evenings there was another egg being laid. At the time I assumed that it was the same female laying twice a day but current research suggests that it was probably a second female laying in the evening. Normal clutch size for the Eurasian Blue Tit is seven or eight eggs but as you will see later, there was a lot more eggs laid in this nest.

Female Blue Tit egg laying