The last pictures, taken two days ago. The nest now seems empty. The parents don’t go in there anymore. I miss them. I got so used to see and hear the sound of the wings when they landed in the apple tree to from there make it into the nest. There’s no sight of the babies. I hope they all were able to get out safely and able to immediately fly the short trip to apple tree. I wish them all a good summer and happy life.
The blue tit couples’ chicks need more and more and more food all the time. These parents must be exhausted. I think the chicks will soon leave the nest and be able to find food by themselves.
Since mid April a blue tit couple have been really busy building a nest in our wall behind the bricks. There are some narrow gaps between some of the bricks after the snow some years ago took the ladder down. Unfortunately we have not fixed the issue yet. The birds flew (they squeeze them selves) in and out with their beak filled with building materials. From early morning to late in the evening. Both hundreds of times. Mostly moss from our lawn. In the beginning when they started building the nest they were very wary. They didn’t fly in before we went indoors. I tried to take some photos of them with their beaks filled with moss. But, they are no good because the birds stayed high up in the apple tree. I talked to them every day and still do. By now they are pretty used to us. The eggs have latched and there are now hungry babies. The parents fly in and out a hundred times with insects in their beak. No time for break to rest.
After a few warm (about 16-18 degrees Celsius) days in the beginning of May it has, for the last week and a half, been pretty chilly. Night temperatures below zero. On Monday there was a ”snowstorm”. Well, almost. Also on Wednesday it was snowing a little. This morning everything was again white. So many fruit trees are about to bloom and the animals may have or will have babies soon. I hope it will be, at least, a little warmer soon.
My favorite Cherry tree is in bloom. It is not far away from where we live.