Our wonderful, feathered friends, the Blåmejse, (or cyanistes caeruleus) have once again chosen our nesting box to raise their family! My husband set up a tiny webcam in the nesting box earlier this spring, so we could "peek" at them during their parenting period! They don't seem to mind this intrusion of their personal space! It's actually been quite fantastic to watch them, building their cozy nest, using feathers, hair, thread and all kinds ingenious building materials! They're very talented and skilled workers!
Today, we were amazed to see that there are now 12 tiny eggs in the nest! They're also using many hours to rotate the eggs, making sure they receive even warmth. Once they hatch, both parents will be delivering yummy and wriggling snacks for their off-spring! The nest is conveniently located just outside our window, so we can easily keep track of "our" birds' travels! I'll post a video for you soon, as they're just so darn cute to watch!!
Kylie Update...she's improving daily and I'm going to take her off the pain meds tomorrow.
Amazing how animals can recover so quickly! Not like humans at all! I remember a six-week recovery period myself for a similiar operation!! Ouch!