Blue tit chicks in the nest

Attracted by the cheeping sound, I peered into a hole in a tree trunk (scarily low down – easy for predators to access) and could vaguely make out four little heads. A flash photo shows a couple of eager little beaks agape for anything the parent might bring back. I didn’t linger long, as the parent blue tit was hovering anxiously about and came straight to the nest as soon as I moved away.

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8 thoughts on “Blue tit chicks in the nest

  1. What a superb photograph – apart from the interest of the blue tits! A lovely find. Blue tits can nest in very strange places. A friend has a blue tit nesting in three breeze blocks on top of each other. That means it is quite close to the ground and is not an attractive background. Amelia

    • Thanks Amelia. I stuck the camera in the hole and it was a blind point, shoot and hope for the best! I’m pleased with how it turned out. Hope I didn’t blind the poor little things with the flash (I don’t think their eyes are open actually).

  2. Lucy, this is award worthy! The gnarled and twisted texture of their ancient host. The perfect lighting, catching the earnest little heads, so young and fragile….

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