If you look very carefully in the tree there is a beautiful little nest, it is in a tree in the border of my Mum’s garden, opposite my back door, we have been very lucky in watching the pair nest and then raise their chicks on a daily basis, they watch our comings and goings and are not disturbed by us.
I had to stand on a kitchen chair to take these pictures but they didn’t mind.
Mum and I were having a teabreak this afternoon when Mrs landed on a tree a few away, she was calling to her chicks who, one by one fluttered their little wings and hopped onto a branch. Each one fluttered and flew off with it’s Mum, I have never witnessed this before and I must say it was wonderful.
The only small problem is that out of the five chicks there is a runt, and when he took off this afternoon he only made it to the back garden, he was struggling, however made it onto a low roof to wait for Mum to return, we are hoping that Mum comes back to collect him before nightfall.
What a lovely way to spend the afternoon, listening to the chirrups and watching them flutter.