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Amazing photos show a family of blue tits leaving their nest in Dickleburgh




Thanks mum!
Thanks mum!

Amazing photos show a family of blue tits leaving their nest in the back garden of a south Norfolk village.

The pictures were taken by Dickleburgh resident Trevor Mayes. They show the mother feeding her little ones before all seven fledglings flew the nest.

“The all flew on Sunday, apart from one on Monday, and it was lovely to watch” said Trevor.

You first!
You first!

“We had seen the mother feeding them over the previous weeks and the dad go out hunting grubs, so when it was time to leave, I grabbed my camera and shot them on a 100-400mm lens.

“The parents had most likely paired up in February and then chosen our garden to build their nest in our bird box, which took about two weeks. We heard a loud chirping when they were about to go and then they headed for a large chestnut tree.

OK. Here I go...
OK. Here I go...

“The last one left on Monday morning, possibly the youngest, as it had got a bit cold and dark by the time the others had left.”

Amateur photographer Mr Mayes has been a regular contributor to the Diss Express over the years. He is looking forward to taking his camera out around Dickleburgh Moor.

The Otter Trust’s latest land purchase at Dickleburgh Moor Nature Reserve completes its ownership of the 50-acre former glacial lake.

Which way?!
Which way?!

Since acquiring the first part of the site in 2016, the trust has spent more than £400,000 on buying land, maintenance and livestock.

Staff have completed 400 hours of work to improve management of the wet meadows and reconstruct a ditch system to manage water levels by flooding specific areas to benefit particular plants, insects and birds.

We'll be featuring more of Trevor's photos in this week's Diss Express, out Friday (June 7)



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