Further to the last post, here is an update on the chicks, Black Redstarts (Phoenicurus ochruros). I have been watching them as closely as possible and only in my last photo, taken at 7 days old, do there appear to be six youngsters in the nest. It is one of the smallest nests I have ever seen, though fairly deep. I am wondering however if they are all going to fit in it for much longer!! See how many you think there are ?
Mum appears to be doing a fantastic job and appears very patient with me taking a look every couple of days.
27 June 2012 above
29 June 2012
Finally, on 2 July 2012 at a week old, I can see what I think are 5 beaks here, but there also looks like another eye hidden on the left. Six maybe?
You might also like My Life Before the Charente updated 28 June 2012.
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