Great tits already laying second clutch of eggs

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Thu, 09.06.2016 - 08:51

Text Margus Ots, Great Tit Year coordinator
Image from webcam captured by Jo, LK forum
Translation Liis

Great tits already laying seconmd clutch


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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