Soon after I had taken the stills yesterday I managed to a short piece of video of the fledgeling being fed. Once I had chased the Starlings away this morning the Coal Tits were back within a few seconds so I managed a bit more footage. As well as being fed by the parent the youngster also spent time hunting amongst the branches and the final clip appears to show that it had managed to find some food for itself.
While all the larger birds flew away when I took the camcorder outside to get some clearer video the tiny Coal Tits took no notice of me and carried on with the task in hand.
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