Bluetit Diary    May 2020 (2)



Sunday 3rd May, 2020

I don't expect the eggs to start hatching until tomorrow.  In the meanwhile, here are some pictures of Daisy and Drake in Box2.

Drake is getting into training for when the chicks have hatched by bring food to Daisy.

He passes the food to Daisy ...

 ... who takes it.

Drake immediately turns to leave.  He clearly knows there are no chicks to feed yet.

Contrast this with his behaviour later when Daisy has to pass the food on to the chicks.

Daisy eats the food as Drake goes.



Monday 4th May, 2020

I thought that Daisy's eggs might start hatching today.

This picture was taken shortly after half past seven this evening, shortly before the system closed for the night, and there is no sign of an egg hatching yet.  I wonder whether the first egg will hatch overnight.