Blue Tit Bird Cam

9 May

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Photo courtesy of Mrs McManus

In school we have been learning about birds and have been watching a webcam video about a pair of Blue Tits in Mrs. McManus’ garden. The camera is hidden inside a nest box which the birds (whom we have named Bella & Simon) are nesting in. We are really enjoying seeing the  Bella Blue Tit make her nest it is fascinating! We can”t wait for the eggs to hatch. You too can share in the fun,  click our live web link below:

Link: Live Bird Cam

Blue Tit Information   

The Blue Tit is a common garden visitor. It is a very colourful bird with a brightly coloured with bright blue head, wings and tail, yellow under parts with a black streak in the middle. The legs are dark grey-blue and the beak is black. Adult Blue Tits are similarly coloured with the female being slightly paler and younger birds are duller and greener in colour.

Blue Tits will nest in any hole in a tree, wall or nest box. They are well known for nesting in more unusual places, such as letter boxes, pipes, etc. The nest is a cup made by the female from moss, wool, dead leaves, spiders’ webs, and lined with feathers. They typically lay 10 to 12 eggs. The eggs are laid at such a time that green caterpillars will be about for the chicks to eat when they hatch. The eggs are smooth and glossy, and white with purplish-red or reddish-brown spots. They are about 16 mm by 12 mm. The female incubates the eggs by herself. After the young hatch, they are fed by both parents.

By Kyle and Cairn

For more information on Blue Tits or other interesting local garden wildlife take look at Mrs McManus’ website:

Mrs McManus’ Garden Wildlife Website

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Photo courtesy of Mrs McManus

*NEWS FLASH*

Bella has laid a clutch of eggs!

bellas eggs

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5 Responses to “Blue Tit Bird Cam”

  1. Angela McEwan May 10, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Kyle, Cairn,
    Great blog post. This I love! We’ll follow how it goes.

  2. Jodie D May 14, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Hi Angela, Bella and Simon are doing well. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Ashleigh M May 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Bella and Simon are really cute birds! They have laid lots of eggs!

  4. Sam B May 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    These birds are so cool, I’ve never seen birds on a live bird camera before.

  5. Abby C May 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    This is amazing, I have never seen birds laying eggs before, thank you Mrs McManus for putting this up ❤ ;D

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