Great tits already laying second clutch of eggs

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 09.06.2016 - 08:51
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Text Margus Ots, Great Tit Year coordinator
Image from webcam captured by Jo, LK forum
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Great tits already laying seconmd clutch
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Great tit         Rasvatihane       Parus major

 

In nestbox no 1 with a webcam the chicks left on Friday last week or 4 days ago (Estonian original published 07.06.2016). On checking the nestboxes today it turned out that the great tit was building a new nest and that there were already 2 eggs in it! So she laid the first egg already yesterday, only 3 days after the departure of the clutch.

Quite likely the great tits that nest in the nestbox now are the same whose first clutch left from here a few days ago. But it cannot be excluded that this time we observe the nestingof a new great tit pair instead.

The camera of nest trunk 1 is here: LINK

 

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