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Old Wednesday 20th May 2020, 16:52   #1
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I have blue tits that have nested in my bird box and have laid their eggs, up to Monday 18th May both birds were feeding their young, the last 2 days we have not seen either parents going to the box, do I take it the youg have died or maybe one of the parents has died, can I check the box to see if the young are alive.
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I suppose a quick check won't hurt.

They could be forcing the kids to come out on their own to get started with their life.

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Hi spar70 and a warm welcome from me too.

How long were they taking food into the nest for? The young fledge about 16-23 days after hatching and disappear into the nearest trees and shrubs where the adults continue to feed them for a few more days.

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Old Wednesday 20th May 2020, 20:44   #8
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Thank you for your welcome and your replies.

They were only feeding for a week, but one maybe the male might have been feeding longer.
There has been one Blue Tit singing on the tree by box for a while tonight, not sure if it was calling for mate?

Will properly check box at weekend
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Sad news today we have checked our bird box and found the young blue tits have died, as I do not know anything about Blue Tits habits, not sure if one of parents has gone missing or as checking box saw one of the young just coming out of shell, maybe if dead the parents rejected all the young by not coming back to feed them.
Hope we have better luck next year.
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