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Empty nest?? (1 Viewer)


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Am unsure how to ask a question so this was only way so far that can actually get it on (as it were)
I’ve been watching my bird box which has had bluetits families for past 5yrs but this year, due to health issues, I haven’t been able to keep watch as I usually do.
Can anyone tell me if I’m just too late? In past it’s been early June that the chicks have fledged. Was wondering if, having read various posts, there’s been a problem with chicks or parents but am seriously hopeful that they’ve just been earlier this year.
The bird box is in a safe spot....inaccessible to non-flying folk.
Am still seeing a lot of tired looking parents attending my feeders and have had good there throughout (never empty).
Some encouraging news would be gratefully received
Many thanks
C x


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Are you saying your nest box is empty?

We've still got chicks (7) in ours but I think they will fledge this week.

delia todd

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Hi Caroline

It seems to have been a very bad year for Blue Tits. A lot of nests have failed sadly.

Due to the bad weather throughout most of May, there's been a lack of caterpillars to feed the young. So either the adults have not attempted to lay eggs or the chicks have died.

We've had more questions about it this year that I can ever remember.
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