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Great Tit Watch Special Lunchtime Update:
VVery busy - Titty and Titan in full feeding flow; I think I saw Titty eating an empty egg shell - do they do that? Nest is tidy; four distinct eggs yet to hatch - Titty hasn't forgotten these and stomps up and down on the eggs and chicks and then settles to incubate them for a few minutes at a time; Titan comes in with food, gives it to Titty who then feeds the chicks beneath her. There are definitely four craning beaks when Titty and Titan are off getting food; they look like bees (without the stripes) with beaks and straggly legs. They are nest coloured and we are viewing in black and white, so there may be the fifth one hidden, camouflaged, right in front of us, but we just can't see it. Great Tit day!
If you're going, Redleg, I'll have one!
SS excellant news, is there anyway of posting images
Redleg dim Ni allaf ond rwy'n gallu ei chyfieithu ar google (gobeithio)
it is worth the drive Redleg and we've driven from the north to the south of Wales a few time and it's a wonder journey too (as you'll know)
We're trying to remember out spring watch info and we think the great tits will focus on the chick that hatch and leave the others (survival of the fittest and all that) we're also sure eating the shell is normal too.
S.C. - ie wir yn gallwch! ac yn gwneud yn dda am geisio.
Redleg, although a bit of trouble with mynuniad! is that Myiad! ? The translation seems to be coming out as "If Lady if you speak the language of heaven - no Myriad" Which sounds as though it could be mostly right
Redleg ond nid perffaith
I wish I could post the images; camera lead goes from the nest box in the shed, over the garden through tiny hole at the bottom of the kitchen door then trails on into t.v. Recording bits on vhs, but can't post that - unless you know different, Cal N Del! Ah, so that was indeed shell she whoofed down - thanks! I think at least another egg has hatched - really hard to count. There was one egg and three little hatchling bodies (hatched too late?) in last years nest which we cleaned out last Autumn which fits exactly what you are saying. There were two broods last year....the second nest built ontop of the first, covering everything.
Cats and corvids a plenty, Redleg - one of the cats is mine; she's a mouser and a ratter; not fussed for birds - I think she has been dived on a few times too many by the blackbirds which has taught her not to take much notice of them now. Corvids are nesting in next doors chimney; there are starlings nesting in the other next door's eves; wrens in the virginia creeper (again), pidgeons in the lime tree, blackbirds in the ivy and blue tits in one of the other boxes.........loads of finches around too - don't know where they are hanging out! I'm not a catapulty sort of person - the cats have been in the neighbourhood for at least 10 years and the birdlife is thriving round here (as is the mouselife - hasn't been a rat for ages though......)
Cakes all round today is a grand day!!!!!!
S.C.The problem with online translators is that they don't allow for colloquial language - difference in dialect and have a bias towards south wales welsh - damn the south walians they think they are so superior
If you don't speak the language of heaven - you can't get in!!
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