I spent an hour watching the treecreepers feeding their chicks today and in that hour they brought food 30 times. So if they start feeding at say 6am and feed till 6pm that's 360 food trips every day. If they have 6 chicks thats 60 feeds per chick every day for the 20 days till they fledge!!!! And we think one trip to the supermarket a week is a pain!
Earlier in the year we put up two owl boxes for the tawny owls we have in the area and I'm happy to say we have chicks in one of them!!! Unfortunately they're great tit chicks!! They certainly have gone for the executive suite. However the owls have nested in the same place as last year and we found two chicks braving the strong winds yesterday. Photographing them was hard work as the trees were been buffeted by the winds and branches and leaves constantly blocked the view. B