Saturday, May 04, 2013
hole in the wall gang
When our neighbours were strimming their boundary hedge wall this robins' nest was accidentally uncovered.
The robins seem relatively unflustered by the nest being exposed, and the youngsters were only interested in being fed.
The nest site is now discretely hidden so with any luck the brood should survive the constant predations by magpies, rooks and jackdaws. Yesterday I saw the sinister shape of a sparrowhawk wheeling about but it was immediately harried and chased off by an angry and very assertive mistle thrush nesting in the vicinity.