The Blue Tits in the Web Cam box, at work, fledged at the beginning of the month. It seems they all went because there is nothing left in the box this year. I arrived at work one morning to be greeted by Weez who rushed me down to the path alongside the canal. We were greeted with this sight.....
How cute? We were a bit worried because it seemed to be on it's own, with no siblings or parents in sight. As we get a few dog owners walking along the towpath at this time in the morning, we were reluctant to just leave it. I couldn't resist taking these photos while we were deciding the best thing to do. Couldn't get over how tiny it was...... When it's on the camera in the box you just don't realise HOW small they are.
It was at this point we heard a Blue Tit calling, and then became aware of one flying back and forth. dad had come back for this one. We wish we'd been there to witness them all fledging as we can only assume about how it all happens, but it seems that the parents take the babies off somewhere else, one at a time and this was the last one. Once we moved out of the way, the baby had no hesitation in flying off with Dad.
We're so lucky that we've had babies every year so far, since the box was put up.
That's it for now. Speak soon. xx