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Hello, I'm a new chick on the block and am desperate for advice on what to do about my nest box.

The blue tits that were occupying the box had a clutch of eight eggs, then suddenly abandoned it yesterday, why! and  can I do anything to save the eggs, if I can this is URGENT!

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  • Artist

    Hello, I'm a new chick on the block and am desperate for advice on what to do about my nest box.

    The blue tits that were occupying the box had a clutch of eight eggs, then suddenly abandoned it yesterday, why! and  can I do anything to save the eggs, if I can this is URGENT!

    Firstly welcome to the site..

    Are you sure they have abandoned them?.....they may of been scared off by another bird....but I would hope they will be back sometime during the day......I will keep my fingers crossed for you..........

  • Hello Artist

    Welcome to the forum.

    The only advice that I can give you is to be patient and hope that the blue tit parents return to the eggs.

    If they don't then sadly there is nothing that you can do. It's a shame, but those are the facts of life with wild birds.

    There may be lots of reasons why they left, and the real reason might never be known.

    Best wishes Chris

  • Hello Artist, and welcome to the forum.

    The others are right. Maybe the parents will return. If not, there isn't anything you can do. Please let us know the outcome.

  • Hello artist and welcome to the RSPB forum, enjoy yourself here.

    Love your avator did you paint that yourself?

    I do not know if there if a reason behind the Blue Tits leaving their chicks.  Sometimes the 'the lack of feeding' inactivity may give you the illusion that the chicks have been deserted - but again it is hard to tell unless you are watching the nest 24/7.

    Other 'valid' information has been mentioned here by other members here, and these are 'factual' reasons.  It also could be that the Blue Tit parent has been a fatality its-self, or possibily its partner is not around anymore, so the remaining bird has abandoned the chicks.  One parent 'Blue Tit' families do not survive as well as two parent families in the Blue Tit world.

    Nature is cruel at times.  Please let us know the outcome to the situation.  Just keep a distance and observe what is going on with the birds in hand - human intervention/interference is not a good thing!

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave