I noticed the increased activity in and around the Pyracantha on Tuesday – both male and female spent from dawn to dusk flying ‘goodies’ into the nest. Wednesday I saw two had leapt the nest and were exploring the garden. That was when the female had a spat with a magpie. If she had have buttoned her beak all may have been well. Instead,in the highest decibels she could muster, she announced to the surrounding area that she had a secret. Now cats are lazy creatures and when on thursday morning two entered the next door garden she was at it again. The cats, as ever, were curious , so jumped onto a handy garden shed to see what all the fuss was about. This increased the noise level from ‘Mum’so I did my bit for conservation with a well aimed jug of water! It was 10 minutes later, when the male blackbird flew off to forage for food,that she stopped her warning cries. Feeding continued the rest of an uneventful day. Yesterday and this morning their is no sign of the male or two of the three fledglings, she is still feeding the youngest bird who is in the Vibernun near the kitchen window.Has he taken them on a worming trip ?? Will he return ?? Will she manage on her own ??
SECOND HATCHED WAITING FOR ROOM SERVICE
MOTHER FEEDS No. 3