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

Things used to make these videos:

In box Camera - Green Feathers wired IP camera - Use discount code KGfilm10 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!

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

    Live Nest Box Camera 2021 - Loughborough, UKLive Nest Box Camera 2021 - Loughborough, UKАй мурун
    • 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.

      L MacL Mac17 саат мурун
    • @john chadwick Thanks!

      Hans GuijtHans Guijt21 саат мурун
    • @Hans Guijt have a look at the description

      john chadwickjohn chadwick22 саат мурун
    • Can you tell us how you set this up? Which camera, software, etc.?

      Hans GuijtHans Guijt23 саат мурун
    • Why is there a censored thing on day 18

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

    BlueberryBlueberry6 мүнөт мурун
  • very nice!!!

    luis antonio barcelosluis antonio barcelos8 мүнөт мурун
  • Almost puked when the dad grab the babys poop. Damn babies disgust me even human

    TtsTts22 мүнөт мурун
  • Who THE EFF has clicked dislike?

    Kelli! TaylorKelli! Taylor27 мүнөт мурун
  • So is the blurred rectangle at day 18 where the corpses of the starved chicks remained?

    Sarcastic GrumpsSarcastic Grumps27 мүнөт мурун
  • 17:21 I fell off laughing..

    Rajesh Kumar SinghRajesh Kumar Singh58 мүнөт мурун
  • Nature is the most beautiful thing in this world.

    pedro codaslquepedro codaslqueСаат мурун
  • The Truman Show : BlueTit Edition...

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

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

    Jordan LaraJordan LaraСаат мурун
  • 18:18 neighbour bird: hello chick: aahhhhhhhh hide hide hide

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

    Eric PinoEric Pino2 саат мурун
  • Wait a second guys weren't there four siblings 🧐.....

    Chante CherChante Cher2 саат мурун
  • Amazing Thaks 4sharing... ❤️

    Charlie 2021Charlie 20212 саат мурун
  • 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... 😒

    RashmiRashmi2 саат мурун
  • 7:44. LT. 😂😂😅

    Bobby LazaritoBobby Lazarito2 саат мурун
  • 12일째에 제일 약해서 음식 못받아 먹던애가 도태되고 그후로 한마리씩 줄어드넹 .. ㅠ..ㅠ

    O Chi KimO Chi Kim2 саат мурун
  • 16:57 Mom; Why did you get out from the hole? you're grounded. Kid; No!!! What a lovely family

    Wizard GabbyWizard Gabby2 саат мурун
  • 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"

    Turtle faceTurtle face2 саат мурун
  • 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"

    Mr.Badass529Mr.Badass5293 саат мурун
  • 7:43 Father was like; honey get out you're suffocating the kids XD

    Wizard GabbyWizard Gabby3 саат мурун
  • Very good

    M Akmal MusyaffaM Akmal Musyaffa3 саат мурун
  • 2:06 ouuwwwhh 🥰🥰🥰🥰

    Sazein01Sazein013 саат мурун
  • Definisi keluarga bahagia 😭

    Bella SwasyaBella Swasya4 саат мурун
  • Anyone else just imagining the national geographic guy narrating this? Just me?

    shrishti sinhashrishti sinha4 саат мурун
  • 16:29 omg what was that at the hole!

    SLEEPY personSLEEPY person4 саат мурун
  • 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. :(

    Andrew Y.Andrew Y.4 саат мурун
  • Chicks go from hatching to fledgling in just a few minutes M. Night Shyamalan: Write that down!

    JluyoungzoneJluyoungzone4 саат мурун
  • sad to see just 2 survived!!!

    Rifat Ahmed TusherRifat Ahmed Tusher4 саат мурун
  • Dad was like: nice I have a kid, brb.

    geoffrey192geoffrey1924 саат мурун
  • What happened to the bodies of the other birds?

    killler240killler2405 саат мурун
  • ◇ ◇ ◇ 🕊 𓈒 𓂂𓏸 ◇ ◇

    いずみいずみ5 саат мурун
  • 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?

    David XuDavid Xu5 саат мурун
  • The look so stupid with their mouths open like that

    XxXx5 саат мурун
  • The Truman Show : a remake with birds

    Frederic BoucartFrederic Boucart5 саат мурун
  • then the little boy with his sling shot, knocks them down

    Tristan DTristan D5 саат мурун
  • Did i just see the bird takes its chicks shiz by mouth and brought it outside

    Ramen FoxeRamen Foxe5 саат мурун
  • 17:44 Jojo stands be like

    TheRed 420TheRed 4205 саат мурун
  • Oh no, poor Heimlich🐛

    Brothers GrimmBrothers Grimm6 саат мурун
  • 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

    Suleman KhanSuleman Khan6 саат мурун
  • Rip for those who didn't survive...

    Silvery BlueSilvery Blue7 саат мурун
  • 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.

    Jay MarfilJay Marfil7 саат мурун
  • Holy shit baby birds are hideous

    HunghoverHunghover7 саат мурун
  • looking like the bird pit from hell

    AlexAlex7 саат мурун
  • Where are other baby.. There are 4 babies

    aliya zhraaliya zhra8 саат мурун
  • That crow peeking in is a thing of horror.

    FrostFrost8 саат мурун
  • She fed him right away, such a good mum!

    TrishaTrisha8 саат мурун
  • 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.

    SurviverSurviver9 саат мурун
  • If only the Man ♂️Woman♀️👠 can understand how to ▶️ they roll they was giving things would be much better🙏🌏

    Montrece JamesMontrece James9 саат мурун
  • Love how almost a month becomes few minutes

    Thobb JackThobb Jack10 саат мурун
  • The babies therr were all like "WAAAAAAAHHHH WAHHHHHH"

    Froppy TsuFroppy Tsu10 саат мурун
  • I'm start thinking an anime protagonist that reincarnated as a bird

    Muhamad Ali MMuhamad Ali M10 саат мурун
  • At 9:32 did the bird poop and the mom just took it???

    Kid PapiKid Papi11 саат мурун
  • why doesn't the recorder help?😔👊

    Sofía BarreraSofía Barrera11 саат мурун
  • 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.

    WoombathWoombath12 саат мурун
  • This is incredible footage!

    Cal DowningCal Downing12 саат мурун
  • SO At first, there were 6 babies , then 2 survived in the end ?

    At ChAt Ch12 саат мурун
  • When they all open their mouths to be fed, I like to imagine them singing in unison.

    ProblmSolvdProblmSolvd13 саат мурун
    • Like a little choir

      mathsisdeadtomenowmathsisdeadtomenow8 саат мурун
  • Anyone else narrating these birds life in their head? Lol

    HarlzHarlz13 саат мурун
  • Wow the mum instinct right there with the caterpillar

    SomeoneSomeone14 саат мурун
  • Papa bird bringing food in so sweet for some reason lol

    SomeoneSomeone14 саат мурун
  • @ 18:32 one bird flapping wings like crazy The other bird at 18:38 : Stop! *continues to flap them*

    Ariana RossAriana Ross14 саат мурун
  • 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

    Ginger TurquoiseGinger Turquoise14 саат мурун
  • Wtf happened on 14:54?

    Endless NoodleEndless Noodle15 саат мурун
  • When they start doing their flapping their wings it’s the cutest goddamn thing

    Devan WagnerDevan Wagner15 саат мурун
  • 8:25 Imagine that from the bird's perspective. terrifying

    AdnnAdnn16 саат мурун
  • Até o passarinho viu o nascimento do filho e o Pyong não

    LAST TV EDITsLAST TV EDITs16 саат мурун
  • lmao love the little encapsulated poops

    MDKVideoMDKVideo16 саат мурун
  • Man looked outside for the first time and thought fuck that I’m going back to bed.

    Josh GJosh G16 саат мурун
  • Why was there a squere box thats gray what was there?

    Erick EurosaErick Eurosa16 саат мурун
    • A dead chic. It left the best when it was too young and died from the cold.

      SaveMeMoonSaveMeMoon4 саат мурун
  • 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

    Khulan Enkh-amarKhulan Enkh-amar17 саат мурун
  • They are such good parents 😩

    Sofa King amazingSofa King amazing17 саат мурун
  • Bby birds when they listen the mom :0

    Dani TripodiDani Tripodi17 саат мурун
  • Were the parents taking their 💩 out??

    Flanny ChanFlanny Chan17 саат мурун
  • four were led but why are there only two left?

    Mosu kunMosu kun17 саат мурун
  • 8:27I'm shocked by what mama bird did here because she ran after her chicks to protect them

    Mosu kunMosu kun18 саат мурун
  • Wings go brrrrrrrr

    Cameron VarleyCameron Varley18 саат мурун
  • Let's be honest, this video is so attractive to stop watching😍😍😍

    Helen DangHelen Dang18 саат мурун
  • 15:48 Qué pasó con los otros bebés? 💔

    Danna SilvaDanna Silva19 саат мурун
  • Why are they eating the eggshells

    J BJ B20 саат мурун
  • you can see a predator trying to get in arounf 16:00 😩

    Tate ConnorTate Connor20 саат мурун
  • Amazing

    Pedro paulo Valente marquesPedro paulo Valente marques20 саат мурун
  • Why is this better than tv.

    A CitizenA Citizen20 саат мурун
  • what happened to the ones that died in the nest... rotting in the nest? their siblings ate them? 😳😳

    nabila nnabila n20 саат мурун
  • Thank you for sharing this, it is fascinating to see how they behave much like us with their respective intelligence.

    Serge FoppossiSerge Foppossi20 саат мурун
  • 0:03 John Hammond: "Come on little one. Push push"

    Harsha SubasingheHarsha Subasinghe20 саат мурун
  • 16:26 oh noo, an invasion..

    Vault BoyVault Boy20 саат мурун
  • Itnai baby the sirf 2 hi nzr ayee end peii??????

    Nayab AyeshaNayab Ayesha21 саат мурун
  • Among 6 only 2 of them survive 😞

    Mahdi Hasan NurMahdi Hasan Nur21 саат мурун
  • From 6 bebez down to 3

    paul veitchpaul veitch21 саат мурун
  • In starting they were 4 or 5 in total but in the ending they were only 2. ?????????

    Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma21 саат мурун
  • What happen to the died baby bird?

    Hanif IdrisHanif Idris22 саат мурун
  • Fun fact, the momma bird eat their baby bird shit..

    Hanif IdrisHanif Idris22 саат мурун
  • cool

    Mila MarianiMila Mariani22 саат мурун
  • Isn't the mom bit supposed to help the chick get out of the egg. Idk I just heard the saying.

    Mihir KMihir K22 саат мурун
  • Mom : returns home Chicks : me me me me me

    strangerstranger22 саат мурун
  • There was at least 4 of them, but only 2 flew away, did the other 2 died or what?

    SsluttshamingSsluttshaming23 саат мурун