Published: 29/06/2018 09:53 - Updated: 29/06/2018 10:01

VIDEO: Blue tit mum feeds her young

A LOVING mum feeds her blue tit chick in its first days of life.

 

This amazing moment of bonding between the female bird and one of its young was captured by The Northern Scot photographer Daniel Forsyth.

Daniel and his family have a nesting box in their garden and the family of blue tits have taken up residence there.

She laid 10 eggs and while eight hatched, only four of them finally flew the nest. Daniel was able to set up a video camera inside the nesting box which provided some amazing images during the first days following their birth.

The chicks flew for the first time 19 days after their birth and have now departed the nesting box.

With some careful planning, Daniel was able to set up his camera in the garden and after a few hours of patient waiting in the kitchen, remotely triggered the picture.

It shows the mum in mid flight as she prepares to feed the youngster a tasty bug. Nature throws up some remarkable sights, and you don't have to venture far to capture them.

If you are a keen wildlife photographer and have any images you would like to share email them to newsdesk@northern-scot.co.uk.

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