Feathers

All appears to be going well with the blue tits; mum and dad are in and out every few minutes popping grubs, insects and other unfortunates into every growing gapes!

At the last count (a few minutes ago) we have nine mouths eagerly searching for food. We think we can spot the dominant chicks and equally the runts, but then the runts climb to the top of the pile and get the next feed coming in! We know that there will be casualties, thats why they lay so many eggs- to ensure that at least a number will survive and carry the gene pool into the future!

What we have noticed today is the growth of the chick’s feathers. These images were taken yesterday afternoon and even just twenty  hours on they have even developed more!

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