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Paul's Nestboxes 2016 [3 Blue Tit Nests & 1 Sparrow]
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SueP



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, talk about a quick turn around. Great video.
Sue
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Gina1948



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news, Paul. It'll be a while before you get any 'time off' Laughing
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our second brood of sparrow chicks are growing fast, All 4 still doing well!

Here's a little video for anyone interested in watching
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3oAVyatfhI

And here's some pictures

Feed me dad
Feed me dad
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4 sparrow chicks
4 sparrow chicks
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SueP



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They grow so quickly don't they Paul. So good to see.
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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, lovely growing fast Paul as Sue has said. It won't be long now before they go and then you will be at a loose end with no nests to watch. The forum will be oh so quiet unless we all get roosters!

Has your little Sparrow come back to see you yet, or has he/she gone for good?
I was watching Glastonbury over the weekend and was thinking about the poor birds roosting in the trees near the site wonder if they got any sleep with the music blaring out -loved it though!

Kathy
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Kathy little sparrow I saved is about regular, I see it on the feeders atleast 10 times a day easy to spot due to its white ring, When am in garden alone it flys over close to me aswell so it still knows who I am.

Sparrows have 3 broods apparently Kathy, This is 2nd they nest up until late August, So hopefully i'll get 3rd brood off them and nests will carry me through till then Very Happy

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News about the blue tits, I managed to get a some pictures (not the best quality) of one of our blue tits we put white ring on from sliver birch log box using my suet pellet feeder, Great to see it still doing well, Also seen two with green rings on but there just too fast to catch on picture only got this one because it was sat in same spot for a few seconds.

Here's the pictures anyway if look close you will see one as a white ring on

Blue Tit White Ring Suet Pellets
Blue Tit White Ring Suet Pellets
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SueP



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic Paul Very Happy
Sue
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Sue, I'm going to try and get some pictures of the others with rings on over the coming days, Its just abit tricky because the tree's at the back of mine are full of thick leafs best way of explaining would be to show you so here's a picture.


Tree's a back of our garden
Tree's a back of our garden
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So when the little buggers fly into them with a sunflower heart or something getting a picture is impossible amazing cover for the birds however just impossible to get good pictures Roll on the floor laughing At wits end but I will try my best because I have seen 2 with green rings and 1 with purple so I know some from each box are still alive which is brilliant to see, Hope one of the little guys decide to roost this autumn, I normally get about 2 or 3 roosters so fingers crossed Fingers crossed

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul
My heart is so glad for you regarding the little Sparrow and the ringed BT's, so glad that some are still alive. I suppose we cannot expect all to get through to adulthood but it may be that the others have joined another flock.

I see what you mean about the trees, however on the plus side they are very good cover when there is a Sparrow Hawk around. Perhaps this is why Sparrows breed so many times a year as they are the delicacy of the Hawk!!

Good luck on catching some more on camera.

Kathy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Kathy, I'll need that good luck Rolling Eyes Roll on the floor laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those trees sure are thick Paul! Great coverage for all the chicks though. Think you did well to capture anything. Must be wonderful when you see a ringed bird knowing it's yours. So many sparrows in my garden at the moment I wouldn't have a clue if any are my chicks. Like to think so though.
Mum not returned to nest box yet, but am keeping camera on for a while in case.
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WildlifePaul



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Growing so fast these 2nd brood of 4 baby sparrows, Should be used to it after seeing the first brood but they do grow so fast compared to blue tits.

Some pictures here


4 babies with mum
4 babies with mum
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Mum looking at her 4 babies
Mum looking at her 4 babies
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4 babies on there own
4 babies on there own
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She looks a real attentive Mum Paul! Very Happy Bless her!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little update on the second brood of Sparrows, I believe there 12/13 days old now, plenty of wing flapping happening today I expect them to fledge within the next 4 to 5 days...

Video here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vjsTjhUel8

Pictures here

Sparrow chicks
Sparrow chicks
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sparroww chicks
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Paul Very Happy . Mine haven't returned, so perhaps they thought 3 chicks were enough, or they could be looking for a more upmarket residence lol. Good luck with successful fledge.
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