Friday, June 05, 2009

fallen to earth

a blackbird chick, barely visible in foliage of Christmas box; it looks too immature to have fledged and it may be that it has simply fallen out of the nest which lies deeper in the bush. Both parents continue to feed it on the ground and we will try to leave well alone and not allow him to become a morsel on Harriet's lunch menu. At least cats, the main predators of small animals in rural Britain, are not common in our garden for fear of being Harriet's main course.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saw an amazing moth at the Old School earlier. Someone thought it was a type of Hawk Moth and pics were being taken for the OSN.