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  1. delia todd

    I've moved a Birdbox with baby birds -

    Oh that's good he's finally left. Yes, you can remove the netting now, they won't be back, they feed up in the trees on caterpillars mostly. The parents will feed them until they're fully independent. Now you need to decide what to do for next year. Leave the set up as it is, or move the box...
  2. delia todd

    I've moved a Birdbox with baby birds -

    That's brilliant news TBH! It is possible that last one may not make it. If he's as small as you say, there could well be something wrong with him. Casualties are high in this species, which is why the brood is so large, they really only need to get one fledgling to succeed through to breeding...
  3. delia todd

    I've moved a Birdbox with baby birds -

    Yes, well they should. Birds do select nesting spots taking into account they direction the sun is coming from, so the box won't overheat etc. Also that they have some cover nearby to land on so they can check all is safe before they take food in. They also need to be sure there is somewhere...
  4. delia todd

    I've moved a Birdbox with baby birds -

    Oh yes, well done. That's a Blue Tit, so they should try and get to a bush or tree. Would the nearest one be very far from the nest hole?
  5. delia todd

    I've moved a Birdbox with baby birds -

    To upload your pictures, first make sure they're no more than 1600 pixels on the longest side (I usually do 900 px though, as that fits on my laptop screen;)). Save a copy to your desktop. This is for jpgs, it varies for other formats, which are shown on the pop-up screen. To upload the...
  6. delia todd

    I've moved a Birdbox with baby birds -

    Just thinking.... you don't say what species they are (at least I can't immediately see it). Some birds, like Blue Tits, don't usually go to the ground but try and find some shrubbery to sit in while the get fed. Blackbirds and Thrushes will go to the ground more often.
  7. delia todd

    I've moved a Birdbox with baby birds -

    WOW!!! Excellent news Teddybearshouse! Thanks so much for letting us know too. Now to try and keep them safe when they fledge!
  8. delia todd

    I've moved a Birdbox with baby birds -

    Good luck Teddybearshouse, please let us know what happens.
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