Hatching has begun!

Hatching has begun!

The first Great Tit (musvit) chicks have hatched at SDU! This happened sometime between 29th April and 2nd May in Box 101 which is located near entrance P under the noisy corvid colony at SDU. As you can see the chicks are born naked and blind, and completely dependent on their parents for both food and warmth. The adults will be very busy over the next ca. three weeks constantly bringing food to their 10 hungry chicks. When the chicks are around 10 days old, I will give each of them an small metal ring (like a passport, or CPR number) so we can identify them in the future. If you are currently monitoring nests, and come across a female sitting in the nest, try and look carefully to see if there are eggs or chicks hiding under her, and make a note of this, even if you can’t count them!

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A citizen science project set up to monitor breeding birds in nest boxes in the woods surrounding the University of Southern Denmark (Odense).
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