Star blue tits wel­come chicks

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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