Our Blue Tit has now laid five eggs in our nest box! We have looked up the nesting habits of Blue Tits. They lay one egg a day and can have clutches of up to sixteen eggs! However, the majority of clutches contain between eight and twelve eggs. The female will then pluck away her feathers on her abdomen to create a bare patch (called a ‘brood patch’) to incubate the eggs. She will start to incubate the clutch the day before it is complete and will sit on the eggs for about two weeks until they are ready to hatch.
We will keep you updated. If you can’t wait for the next instalment you can watch our webcam live using the following link http://www.birdboxproject.org.uk/schools/st-eanswythes-cofe-primary-school/ (This link doesn’t work on Apple devices)