Monday, May 30, 2011
First proper spell of rain we've had for months and the village's young birds choose today to fledge! The first to be spotted was a family of 4 beautiful Great Tit fledglings, attended by a very soggy, bedraggled parent (I can still hear their persistant calls as I type!). Then I noticed a plucky little Blue Tit following it's soaked parent to and from the feeder. These were followed by a loan fledgling Dunnock, Robin and House Sparrow trying to make their own way in the world. With so many naive birds in the garden, I just hope the rain stops the neighbours cats from stalking by.