Tuesday, 4 June 2013

It would have been fledge day!

Today, the blue tit chicks would have fledged if their nest wasn't raided on the 30th of May. These chicks were healthy, well fed and growing feathers but this didn't stop their bird box nest being destroyed and it's inhabitants being taken. However, the raider probably was just providing food for its family! It is a shame though! Here are some key dates:

Eggs laid - 3rd May
Eggs hatched - 15th/16th May
Chicks due to fledge - 4th June 
Chicks nest raided - 30th May 

I hope I have better luck next year! I will also add a metal entrance plate and mesh to minimise the chance of something like this happening again!!