Friday, 11 May 2012

All Smiles

It has been a busy week at work and the weather has been poor so I haven't been up to much recently. However, I have been keeping an eye on the Great Tits nesting in the garden and decided it was time to ring the nestlings this evening. The following photographs show their development over the last week or so. Only five nestlings were in the box which is a fairly small brood and they have been reared with the help of artificial food supplies because of the cold conditions.

03/05/12 Great Tit nestlings

07/05/12 Great Tit nestlings

07/05/12 Great Tit nestling. A face only a mother can love.

11/05/12 Great Tit nestlings

11/05/12 Great Tit nestling. Looking more like the real deal.

11/05/12 Great Tit nestling just ringed.
The ring has been darkened with a felt tip marker to make it less noticeable to the parent birds. The young are at least a week off fledging so still have some way to go.

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