In April, a pair of tits flitted in and out of the nest box with caterpillars. After a chick had been fed, the chick upended and excreted a faecal sac, which is its waste wrapped in a gelatinous coating, and the adult then removed this from the nest.
In May, they disappeared while we were absent for a while. I couldn't watch the first flight of young tits.
|Parents busily brought caterpillars for chicks.|
|A parent tit is carrying chick's excretion from the nest.|
Now in January, the cherry had shed its all leaves. I opened the nest box, remove its contents and washed inside of the box.
|Inside the box|
|Contents of the nest box (a chicks' bed)|
Then, I put the nest box to the cherry again.
The blue rhomboid nest box had been made by my wife and it had been hung in the main garden. I put it to the cherry, too, according to her request.
We want to watch the first flight of young tits this spring.