Blue tits at Hams Hall

The blue tits have been busy nesting again throughout spring at Hams Hall. This year, we were lucky enough to see all six eggs hatch and successfully fledge from the nesting box.

The video below shows the highlights of this amazing story…

The eggs started to hatch on 11th May. The two parents took turns to feed the hungry chicks, visiting the nest approximately 35 times an hour during this vital period!

As the chicks grew, opened their eyes and developed their feathers (all within the first 11 days of hatching), the parents continued determinedly with feeding and cleaning the nest. The chicks grew and grew, until they fledged on the 29th May. Incredibly, all six chicks survived and thrived, and fledged in turn within just over six hours.