Saturday, June 05, 2010
Saturday morning birds
It's early morning here at home. A dipper is foraging in the river below my house probably feeding young. My male pied flycatcher is regularly feeding his other half whilst she incubates. Mother kite is feeding her single chick his breakfast. Lurking somewhere in my cypress trees is a tawny owl the blackbirds keep me informed of its whereabouts! Below my owl box on the lower part of the tree I have a 'woodcrete' nestbox containing a brood of 5 or 6 blue tit chicks which are being fed by the parent birds. The sweet song of a blackcap livens up the morning chorus of bird song. All is well with the World. This time next week the birdlife around me will be entirely alien creating a new challenge to my birding skills. Life is full of adventure.