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Protective instinct (1 Viewer)


Our Blue Tit has just hatched several chicks & is busy feeding them, as is the male. Sometimes both adults will pass food to the chicks but more often than not he passes it to the female who then does the feeding.
As can be seen here, she's very protective and when he enters the nest box she moves from sitting on the chicks to shielding them with her wings, as though to stop the male from standing on them.

This, I assume, is quite normal.


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