The Great Tits Story

by Andy on April 3, 2011

Part 1 The Sequel

last year we saw for the first time a family of tits bringing up their chicks.

This year they are back and better than ever! (well not actually, I was just being dramatic like xfactor).

Follow the journey with the upcoming videos.

Here is the first of many.


day 2

Day 3

number 4

no. 5

Clip 6

clip 7

clip 8

clip 9. The Hatch!

the camera went wrong for two days and by the time I managed to kick start it, all the eggs had hatched….except one!

10 the spider and the fly!!

11. Bigger



14. I count 8!!

15. I can only count 7!

16. I counted 8. did you?




20. they’re busting out! I counted 8 again.

21.Tits are flopping out!

22. Me first!!

23. one of them should be on x factor!


26. there is no clip 25.

27. so bye bye miss you great tits go fly……..

sorry I missed them going. they went too early this morning, or I looked too late!
Well that’s it for this season unless they come back for a second brood.
If you want to see the fledglings leave the nest, I captured it last year.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Vicky King April 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Congratulations…I hope all goes well for them.

sheila May 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I wish more people could see this remarkable journey! How wonderful is nature/nurture!

Sonya July 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

Fantastic video’s, great story, thankyou for giving us the chance to see it. How hard is it to set up a camera in a nest box?

Andy July 3, 2011 at 11:24 am

I cheated. it’s a box that’s bought already with a camera in it!

Sonya July 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Aha!! didn’ think of that!
Looked it up and basic cmera you can link to your tv is approx £27.

I wonder if you could use it to keep an eye on babies in the incubator?

Till next time we see you…..

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