First Egg Hatching to Chicks Fledging - 21 days in 21 mins - BlueTit nest box camera highlights 2021

Published on Jun 14, 2021
Things used to make these videos:

In box Camera - Green Feathers wired IP camera - Use discount code USdos10 for 10% off non-discounted Green Feathers products across their website

Nest box - Garden Nature side view box

Streaming software - OBS
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Editing software - Davinci Resolve 17
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External Camera - Sony A6400 with 18 -105mm F4 lens
Streaming hardware - Apple MacBook Pro 15" 2012 and 2018

Here's the follow-up montage video from the BlueTit nest box located in Loughborough, UK. It takes us from the first egg hatching to the chicks fledging and leaving the nest.

There is a 'PG-13' edit of this video showing what happens to the chicks that didn't make it. You can find that here:

If you haven't seen the Empty Nest to First Egg video you can find it here:

As you'll see, several of the chicks didn't survive to fledging. There was a cold snap during the nesting period which could have had a bearing on the matter. Rest assured that the bird feeders were (and still are) well stocked. Like minded people with bluetit nest boxes in the UK left comments saying many of their chicks also hadn't survived through to fledging this year either.
The chicks hatched over a four day period, usually this would only be a two day affair. The final chick to hatch on day 4 didn't stand much of a chance compared to its siblings which were already much larger after 2 or 3 days of being fed.

The sharper eyed amongst you might have noticed that there isn't a day 15 or 19 in the video. This was due to a recording failure and a computer meltdown. The camera and computer had been streaming 24/7 for two and a half months and started to fight back!

The parents continue to feed the chicks in and around the garden and the chicks have not returned to the nest box. This is absolutely normal.
The white fluff in the nest is Sheep's wool.

If you would like to see more then there are individual daily highlights available! Please look through this playlist -

Thanks lots for watching - hope you enjoyed it!


  • This video is part 2. Part one of the nest building can be found here -

    • 15:49 why you tapar this???

    • Thanks for sharing these beautiful videos. They are fascinating to watch. I love the idea of having a nest box myself but I know I'd get too upset if anything happened to the birds or their chicks. I know nature can be brutal, so I appreciated your censored footage.

    • @john chadwick Thanks!

    • @Hans Guijt have a look at the description

    • Can you tell us how you set this up? Which camera, software, etc.?

  • I honestly had no idea they removed the poo like that... thats wild.

  • The one bird: **heavy breathing as he tries to decide who to give the worm to** The other bird: "Look honey you just drop it and go, no thought neccessary"

  • i love how the first time one of the fledglings takes a look outside they immediately are like " oh hell nah, screw that noise" and retreats into the nest and dives head first into their hatching place lol.

  • no one can take mother's place❤❤

  • 8:26 that's kinda scary

  • Only 2 out of 4 that's really bad

  • Wow they censor the dead babies

  • 16:25 holy shit O_O

  • Did a few of them not make it? The nest had like 5 babies in it but it looks like only 2 grew up

    • Look to the last video of the USdos channel, there is the explanation

  • Enemy Spotted : 16:25

  • 16:26 ?!(◎_◎;)

  • Top 10 Most Awaited Anime Sequels

  • 3:36 lovely

  • 👍

  • It’s interesting how the chicks just flip around and stick their butts out to poop right after they’re fed so the parents can pull it out and dump it outside

  • The others baby bird is die ?

  • I like how the little ones wait until the momma is home so they can squeeze out a fat log for her to fly out with

  • What was coming out of their butts and the mom was taking it out? Poop?

  • The poor small babies :(

  • 5:20 This moment i feel like, I never appreciated Knife. But.... Knifes kills most animal in the whole World so...

  • He’s such a good dad omgg 😩

  • When I saw the crows beak and talons I got scared for a second lol, mama bird was hiding her kids :0

  • very nice!!!

  • Almost puked when the dad grab the babys poop. Damn babies disgust me even human

  • Who THE EFF has clicked dislike?

  • So is the blurred rectangle at day 18 where the corpses of the starved chicks remained?

  • 17:21 I fell off laughing..

  • Nature is the most beautiful thing in this world.

  • The Truman Show : BlueTit Edition...

  • 9:30 bro they flip to give them their 💩 lol I'm dead💀

  • Can someone please tell me what is happening at 18:59?….

    • One bird gave it's poop to his dad and the dad throws it away

  • 18:18 neighbour bird: hello chick: aahhhhhhhh hide hide hide

  • In day 16 one of the chick laid an egg 14:52

  • Wait a second guys weren't there four siblings 🧐.....

  • Amazing Thaks 4sharing... ❤️

  • Wow the daddy knows he's the daddy and is checking on both his lover and babies, the awareness of affection these birds have! Mind blowing.. Whoever said they don't have emotions... 😒

  • 7:44. LT. 😂😂😅

  • 12일째에 제일 약해서 음식 못받아 먹던애가 도태되고 그후로 한마리씩 줄어드넹 .. ㅠ..ㅠ

  • 16:57 Mom; Why did you get out from the hole? you're grounded. Kid; No!!! What a lovely family

  • Love how at the beginning the mum is picking up the shells and shaking the chicks out of them like "come on now barry time to wake up"

  • Now i want to learn about birds

  • 4:53 Dad bird: "no wait...they need to eat the whole thing!" Mom bird: "?!? Give me this shit frank!!" Dad bird:" bad"

  • 7:43 Father was like; honey get out you're suffocating the kids XD

  • Very good

  • 2:06 ouuwwwhh 🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • Definisi keluarga bahagia 😭

  • Anyone else just imagining the national geographic guy narrating this? Just me?

  • 16:29 omg what was that at the hole!

  • Dang it, I was hoping all of them would be fed equally. Unfortunately the parents unknowingly fed most of the food to a couple of them. It seems like most didn't make it because of malnutrition. :(

  • Chicks go from hatching to fledgling in just a few minutes M. Night Shyamalan: Write that down!

  • sad to see just 2 survived!!!

  • Dad was like: nice I have a kid, brb.

  • What happened to the bodies of the other birds?

  • ◇ ◇ ◇ 🕊 𓈒 𓂂𓏸 ◇ ◇

  • There used to be 5 little guys, right? why only 2 left and grew up? Where are the other guys? How did the parents process the bodies?

  • The look so stupid with their mouths open like that

  • The Truman Show : a remake with birds

  • then the little boy with his sling shot, knocks them down

  • Did i just see the bird takes its chicks shiz by mouth and brought it outside

  • 17:44 Jojo stands be like

  • Oh no, poor Heimlich🐛

  • Remember that when u make a bird nest pl put something for ant and or else you will get nightmares about Bird used to make 'eat on my house ledge and the cat got one of 2 but one survive but due to injury they ripedbut the parent bird was their with their dead body even though I put the nest down to throw in the morning I saw the bird sitting with the dead body . And since then it's been 5 years stillno nest And the cat was mine

  • Rip for those who didn't survive...

  • Lil chicks: Food?!! Food?!! Predator: No, you're the food 8:19 oh well, I can't reach. Predator 2: 16:24 My head can fits, oh well my body cannot. Also out of like 5 or 6 only 2 has grown, rip to other chicks.

  • Holy shit baby birds are hideous

  • looking like the bird pit from hell

  • Where are other baby.. There are 4 babies

  • That crow peeking in is a thing of horror.

  • She fed him right away, such a good mum!

  • We disregard non human lifeforms as stupid and dumb. But what I see here is intelligence, communication, instinct and love. From both parents and the kids. Nature is beautiful. We arent the only species who communicate. Not by a long shot.

  • If only the Man ♂️Woman♀️👠 can understand how to ▶️ they roll they was giving things would be much better🙏🌏

  • Love how almost a month becomes few minutes

  • The babies therr were all like "WAAAAAAAHHHH WAHHHHHH"

  • I'm start thinking an anime protagonist that reincarnated as a bird

  • At 9:32 did the bird poop and the mom just took it???

  • why doesn't the recorder help?😔👊

  • All we need is a gangsta paradise choir edit of the chicks opening their mouth in unison and we will reach the pinnacle of a modern day comedy.

  • This is incredible footage!

  • SO At first, there were 6 babies , then 2 survived in the end ?

  • When they all open their mouths to be fed, I like to imagine them singing in unison.

  • Anyone else narrating these birds life in their head? Lol

  • Wow the mum instinct right there with the caterpillar

  • Papa bird bringing food in so sweet for some reason lol

  • @ 18:32 one bird flapping wings like crazy The other bird at 18:38 : Stop! *continues to flap them*

  • Dad: I brought you something kids /gives them giant caterpillar/ :) Mom: /quickly snatches it away before they choke/ HAROLD Day 20 crow: HELLO NEIGHBORS :D

  • Wtf happened on 14:54?

  • When they start doing their flapping their wings it’s the cutest goddamn thing

  • 8:25 Imagine that from the bird's perspective. terrifying

  • Até o passarinho viu o nascimento do filho e o Pyong não

  • lmao love the little encapsulated poops

  • Man looked outside for the first time and thought fuck that I’m going back to bed.

  • Why was there a squere box thats gray what was there?

    • A dead chic. It left the best when it was too young and died from the cold.

  • I'd like to say something: first of all, we (humans) live in the best condition EVER, if a woman is pregnant, shes got doctors, hospitals and doctors that can take care of the new born etc. And imagine how difficult it would be for animals to survive, especially that there are so many other animals that could attack those babies and parent birds, imagine how scared they become when they see other animals near their home etc. Plus they bring the food to make sure that the chicks eat well and the mom baby sits, the dad brings home, they change turns etc. So its extremely sad when only 2 of them survived in the end, just imagine, even after all that, how lucky we are , we complain about the tiniest shits EVER, Like how someone is homophobic when they say they're not gay, like wtf.? Just be happy, live and stop complaining about ur friends having a gucci belt and not you

  • They are such good parents 😩

  • Bby birds when they listen the mom :0

  • Were the parents taking their 💩 out??

  • four were led but why are there only two left?

  • 8:27I'm shocked by what mama bird did here because she ran after her chicks to protect them

  • Wings go brrrrrrrr