Whos keeping an eye on me....

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Earlybirds - Pt 1.

After 3 years at last a couple of my nest boxes have been occupied, one of the boxes by the lovely Coal Tits. Last weekend the frantic feeding left the nest box and moved to the ivy covered scrub around the nest box tree where two fledglings were peeking out. This fella looks a little young to be out of the box.....  but he is doing Ok.....

now I am down here, where's my food?

 
Think I will have to shout 


Louder....
 
 
Ok ..... I'm here
 
 
Satisfied
 

 
A week later and although still being fed by the parents, they are sometimes feeding themselves.
 
One of the busy parents
 
 

14 comments:

Saun said...

Awesome shots cute little guy.

i stora drag said...

How sweet it is and lovely photos!
/Pia

Jenny (Just Photos By Me) said...

Cute little guy - I've only ever seen grown up coal tits!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Absolutely incredible images. Love IVY...love birds...makes for a great combination and wonderful compositions.

TexWisGirl said...

so tiny and vulnerable. glad they're getting some independence!

Rajesh said...

Very cute little bird.

Carletta said...

A wonderfully captured photo essay!

Gordon said...

Lovely set of pics Dave, not easy to get when they are so small and active.
All the best, Gordon.

Stewart M said...

These are nice little birds - we used to have a few coal tit nests in boxes on the edges of pine blocks on the reserves I worked on i Gateshead - I think it must be four years since I have seen one!

Cheers - and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

NatureFootstep said...

how lovely! I have never seen young of this species before. Thanks for sharing.

Phil said...

You did well there Dave. In all my years of nest boxes I've never managed to attract Coal Tit in.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How Sweet, just Lovely!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of the adorable tit.

Neil said...

Beautiful series.