Star blue tits welcome chicks
FANS of a pair of blue tits who became an internet hit thanks to a livecam in their nestbox are celebrating after the arrival of their newborns.
The love birds, called Betty and Billy, are being filmed by wildlife enthusiast Paul Beech, who lives in Macclesfield town centre.
For the last two months footage of the pair has been recorded and posted on a dedicated Facebook page, Paul’s wildlife and nature Photography.
Paul , 52, was thrilled to discover that all six of the eggs hatched and has regularly been posting video of the hungry chicks being fed grubs by their parents.
In his post the photographer, who also works as a postman, said: “I would like to announce the hatching of at least two of my six blue tit eggs, well done Betty.”
Sadly not all the chicks have survived, but the 250 followers on Paul’s Facebook page continue to watch eagerly to see the remaining chicks grow.
See the video at ‘Paul’s Wildlife & Nature Photography’ on Facebook.
●● A webcam shows activity in the nest