Blue tit fledglings on the balcony


This is a video of a blue tit fledgling calling for its parents.

At this time of the year, young barn owls are not the only birds which start flying or are almost ready to fly.

Yesterday evening, as I returned from the barn owls, there were young blue tits on the balcony.

Every now and then, one of their parents would land on the house-shaped bird feeder, get some food, and bring it to one of the chicks.

Landing on the feeder requires some flying skills, which the young birds, on their first day of flying, did not have yet.

This morning, sometimes three blue tit fledglings on the balcony again. A parent would go the feeder. Then, it would bring food to the youngsters on the balcony chair, the flower-pot, and the railing, respectively.

Sometimes, great tits (with chicks still in the nest?) would visit the feeder as well.

Once, a magpie tried to land on the feeder. Not very successfully: its weight made the feeder rock. It is also windy this morning, making the feeder extra tricky for bigger birds.

A male blackbird more or less succeeded in landing on the feeder on earlier days, but I did not see it today.

A lost fledgling scurrying around on the ground may look vulnerable and in need of your help but the RSPB are urging people not to intervene: here.

3 thoughts on “Blue tit fledglings on the balcony

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