Multimedia galleries of the adventures of the greattit in Théding
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The two connected nest boxes were occupied this year, only one nest per box, but beautiful nests!
Nest Box # 1: Nestbox occupied during the winter as a dormitory, start of material supply at the end of March, 7 eggs laid, 7 eggs hatched, 7 fledglings, perfect!
Nest box # 2: Again, the nestbox was occupied every winter night. A magnificent nest lined with white hair, then 7 eggs laid. 7 births, but a small accident led to the death of one of the babies. The other 6 chicks escaped without incident!
The two nest boxes were occupied again this year and we were able to observe beautiful broods.
Nest Box # 1: This birdhouse was occupied in the fall as a dormitory. The materials for the nest were brought in mid-March and the first egg arrived on the last day of the same month. 9 eggs, 9 births and 8 flights: a beautiful litter! No second brood.
Nest box # 2: Construction started on March 2nd: a lot of moss was brought in to make a nice nest. Laying started only in early April for 7 eggs. 6 births, but 2 babies died unexplained. Luckily 4 babies in good condition were able to fly away! No second brood, but a tit comes by regularly, even sleeping there from July.
2020, first year of monitoring for this beautiful passerine, the great tit. Two families in two different nesting boxes.
Nest Box # 1: used as a roost during winter, and later to build a cozy nest to hold 7 eggs. The 1st brood was a total failure. The chicks, although of advanced growth , died one after the other. The nest box was then cleaned. A second brood was born, consisting of 4 chicks ; they flew the nest in good health!
Nest box # 2: A late occupation (month of May), probably the couple’s second nesting with 5 eggs laid and the chicks growth was very good. They flew the nest with nice plumage and good weight.