The activity in our Camera Nestbox looks like it may end soon. Sadly we now have only three Blue Tit chicks left and one looks much weaker than the other two – not even opening its mouth when food comes in. The parents have been seen taping its mouth with a beak as I have seen with the other chicks they have lost. I have been watching the box for a while and very little live food has gone in – in fact the food deliveries even of the sunflower hearts have slowed down! Today has been cold and wet and I would have expected many more visits with food. At this moment I really don’t expect we will have chicks at this time tomorrow – I hope I am wrong.
The picture above was taken from our Camera Nestbox at 5.10pm today.