I';m the proud daddy Alan lol
a good laugh is better than a tonic
Interesting stuff Ray, and nice pics too. Perhaps you could set up a tripod, and remote, (if your camera allows), might save the arm ache.
Take care all, Stich.
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They are so fast and I don't want to distirb them too much.
Even on manual and set at 7 shots a second they take some catching.
While they were sitting I just put a shield in the greenhouse to hide behind plus my camouflage jacket and hood and thats how I'm getting the pictures.
The greenhouse is full of rubbish and is at a standstill till these hopefully fledge.
Its worth the aching arms, infact I think I can be as still as these models you see in Dublin lol
Another coule of pictures Ray
just make the mate out inside the box
Tell me if you get fed up lol
Brilliant Ray..keep them coming...i think the blue tits i have seem to have fledged i've not seen the parents fly up to the box for two days now
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Doing well and keeping really busy.
Took these today one in and one out first picture together. The one entering has food and looks like spider legs round his beak. Really chuffed.
Excellent set of shots!! It's brilliant to see their progress! Look forward to you capturing the fledglings! :-)
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To much work and not enough checking the forum, I missed this posting loving it and also looking forward to your adopted family.
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May be just my luck to miss them fledging, but if the young are coming to the entrance to feed, prior to fleging, then I may stand a chance. I am in a really good position for pictures and not disturbing them in any way
The chicks are about 8 days old now
The parents are really busy, entering the box without stopping, The only pictures I am getting are only Blurrs lol
Must say I haven't seen them taking food from the feeders, One had a nibble at a fat ball this morning but I think it was for itselfe as it went foraging after
Looks like all's going well - fingers crossed you see the chicks fledge in a few days' time!
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The book says 14 to 18 days for fledging
Edit the above is for hatching 16 TO 19 for fledging
Hope you catch the fledging. Maybe you'll hear them before you see them.
Looking forward to more photos.
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For those who worry about feeders.
For the first time yesterday (chicks about 10 days old) the parents were taking fat ball and well chewed hearts into the box but mostly natural food.
Think this sequence is pretty good
and more food, one in the box so had to wait