Second clutch of great tit chicks hatching

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 27.06.2016 - 09:27

Text  Margus Ots, Great Tit Year Coordinator
Image from webcam captured by  Shanta, LK foorumist
Translation Liis

At 1 o’clock pm half the chicks from 8 eggs had hatched

At 1 o’clock pm half of the chicks from the 8 eggs had hatched 


Great tit     Rasvatihane         Parus major


In nestbox no. 1 with webcam the great tit chicks of the second clutch are hatching. The first chick had hatched already on Friday night, the last will  hatch on Saturday. From this nestbox the 11 chicks of the first clutch left on June 3rd and only 3 days later the great tit started laying the eggs for the second clutch of 8 eggs. The incubation lasted 12 days, and the  chicks will fledge in their third week of life.

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