I’ve been watching the male blackbird run around feeding two juveniles that almost look bigger than he does. It’s left to the male to feed the young while the female sees to the preparation for the next possible brood.
I’ve only seen two together so I’m not sure how many young there are. They keep venturing out of the bushes then dashing back under cover.
Although they are able to feed themselves, they’re always ready with beaks open
Does this seem like a ‘give me a break, kids’ kind of look
Come on then, where’s the food…
Maybe I’ll have a root around myself then
Week 3 of Lisa Coleman’s bird weekly challenge is waders ~ any bird that forages for insects, molluscs and crustaceans in the shallows of practically any body of water.
Oyster catchers are quite common on the beaches and estuaries.
The redshank and lapwing were photographed at the RSPB nature reserve at Conwy
The heron had his eye on something but didn’t go for it, not while I was watching anyway.
The little egrets were also photographed at Conwy nature reserve.
This particular feeder held niger seeds which are tiny, so the opening for the birds is very small. Not to be discouraged though…
There are lots of goldfinches about this year and they seem to like spending time at the very top of the conifer tree in the garden of a house at the back of ours.
Am I getting the what are you doing look…
Can you just make out the little insect that might be meeting its end very soon
I haven’t seen a wren for such a long time, it was a treat to see this one collecting nesting material.
This dunnock framed himself perfectly in the lattice fencing
I know there’s something down there!
Going for the above ground option
I cheated for this one and stepped outside. The raven is still hanging around the rooftops.
Edited to add…I now believe it’s a young crow not a raven 😒
Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt
Today’s theme is Fantastic Florals.
The hedgerows are becoming a riot of colour with flowers beginning to bloom, makes my early morning dog walk more of a pleasure.
The lovely display below was from our visit to Warkworth last year.
Butterflies and bees love the hebe, daisies and buddleia and we had more last year than ever before. It would be nice if this year was as good, adding a little more interest in the garden.
Above a Blue Himalayan Poppy found at Bodnant Gardens and Hibiscus flower below
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