Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Into the world

The Blue Tits that set up home in one of my nest boxes, successfully reared about a dozen young.

I managed to capture some of them leaving the nest last Saturday.

One of the adult birds tempts them from the nest with a juicy caterpillar at first.



After that, they began to leave pretty quickly.



32 comments:

  1. Great video post, is the nesting box something you bought or rustled up yourself? Whichever it looks perfect for the job. No birds nesting in my garden this year although we do have starlings under the roof tiles. Noisy buggers they are;-)

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  2. Ahh, so sweet, well done for capturing the moment.

    I bet that did the old heart good, Keith! Better than any medicine :)

    I do hope they do well!

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  3. You captured a great moment ! Those videos are absolutely beautiful :)
    Hope this little birdies will find this world not too bad ...
    And : it's funny we have axactly the same acoustic background - lol ! Turtledoves too ?

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  4. Thats a great bit of filming Keith and marvellous to capture that moment. I wonder if they had a pair of little Red and Green lights in the nest, "Green Light On", Go! Go! Go! .{:)

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  5. A nice piece of video Keith.

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  6. Who is that man.............

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  7. I’ve managed to sort out the size of the video in the post, with a little tinkering. Thanks Adrian, for pointing it out to me.

    Debbie, thanks for your comment. The nest box is one I got last year, called a Woodcrete Nest Box. Link here….
    http://www.ernest-charles.com/shop/nest_boxes.html
    Bit dearer than other types, but worth it I think.
    I’ve got loads of young Starlings visiting during the day. Always know when they are about lol

    Thanks Jan. It was something I’d never managed to see or capture before, so it certainly was specially great to witness. They’ve been through the garden briefly, a couple of times as a group, so I think they are doing well.

    Pescalune, thank you. It was just by chance I was there when they began to leave the nest. There was a light drizzle of rain as they left the warmth of the box. Not the best start in life lol
    I wish they were Turtledoves in the background. A bit of a rarity here. No, they are the regular visitors of Collared Dove, and a Wood Pigeon. Always welcome though.

    Thanks Roy. It was great to watch it all. Once they got going, it was pretty quick.

    Thanks Bob. I was very pleased to be able to capture most of it.

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  8. Brilliant video captures Keith. How great to record the youngsters taking their first wing flaps into the big bad world.

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  9. That's a wonderful snippet of life you captured. They're quite adorable looking, watching, thinking and then taking their leap of faith. Thanks for this.

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  10. you have the patience of a Saint! the videos are so cute, or should I say the birds are so cute. it just takes the first one to hop out and the rest follow.

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  11. Oh WOW! You did a fabulous job filming, and your home is so peaceful! I loved all the bird calls in the background.

    I can't believe how quickly their little wings went, as they fluttered out of the next.

    This was so cool to see! :)

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  12. Glad you're back, and to hear it was a peaceful time away. Thanks for the look at a big moment in blue tit parenting.

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  13. Thanks John. Yea, it was a great sight to see.

    Thank you Hilary. I’m very pleased I managed to capture these moments.

    Thanks Doreen. After watching these birds build their nest, then come with food, I didn’t want to miss this magical moment :)

    Jen, thank you. I was surprised how quickly they all left the nest, once they started.

    JoLynne, thank you. I’ve got some catching up to do now lol

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  14. Those videos made my heart smile so big! I love how the babies look around first and then flew out into the big world! What amazing moments to witness!!

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  15. Thanks Shelley. It was really good to watch these venturing into the world.

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  16. Missed this yesterday, much better layout, does the videos justice.

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  17. HI Keith...I can only imagine for now how cute this is....back home and back on dial up...oh well some spots are still in the dark ages and Im in one of them. Its good to know you are feeling up to it!!

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  18. Thanks Adrian. Glad you pointed out the problem. Cheers.

    Thanks Dixxe. I'm sorry you can't watch the video. I bet you enjoyed your trip :)

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  19. A wonderful moment of nature captured. Such a major milestone in their lives. I do so hope that they make it to adulthood.

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  20. Well done Keith. Great capture.

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  21. Thanks Trevor. I was pleased I was there when they left. I've been following their progress from the start.

    Kerry, thanks. Most of them are coming back to the garden at the moment, to be fed by the adults still. Great to watch.

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  22. Great stuff Keith you have encouraged me to get out the video camera also: Cheers

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  23. Cheers Bob. It's worth the wait to capture them. :)

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  24. Great stuff ! I would love that in my back garden. Good for you.

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  25. Thanks Nick. So glad I was there to catch it all. Amazing to watch.

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  26. Wow, nice filming. I thought I was at National Geographic!

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  27. OK, I'll resist making any obvious bad puns, and just congratulate you on the potw.

    Congratulations, once more, on your amazing nature shots and the potw.

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  28. What fabulous videos! I suspect the first out were the girls, the boys needed a bit of prodding ... congrats on the POTD mention!

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  29. Congratulations on POTW and thanks for posting such a sweet post.

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  30. Thanks to Hilary and her Post of the Week awards, many more of us get to see those great moments. Great capture. Thannk you.

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  31. That was amazing. Thanks for capturing it.
    I came over from Hilary's place.

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  32. Steve, thank you for your comment. Appreciate it :)

    Cricket, thank you for stopping by, and commenting :)

    Thanks Daryl. Probably was the girls first. Needed to catch up on the gossip lol

    Thank you Nancy. Appreciate your comment.

    Moannie, thank you. Yea, Hilary does a tremendous job.

    Leah, thank you for your comment.

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