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Remember the bird’s nest seen in our Grapevine a few weeks ago …

We have been watching Mrs. Blackbird flying in and out with insects and tit bits for her young …

This morning we saw a Baby bird fly down from the nest to a garden chair … seems to have a piece of nest attached to one leg!

Then Mrs. B. was strutting across the grass … just visible in the next photo …

We left to do the grocery shopping … ensuring Megan cat was in the house. She might be sixteen now but still manages a dash across the garden if there’s something worth going for!

After unpacking and putting the groceries away I opened the kitchen door … Megan was fast asleep which was just as well because just look what happened next!

I knew not to catch it with my bare hands in case Mrs. B. rejected it and quickly found some kitchen roll to gently hold it. It tweeted frantically but stopped when I put it outdoors … then it hopped off to a gravelled area to find safety. Hmm, another rescue operation for me then …

It was wedged between the fence and the pot … quiet though so I carefully moved the pot away from it.

It seemed happy to stay there for a while with Mum chirping above … possibly urging it to fly up a little way.

It’s definitely fledgling time around here … Goldfinches are now bringing in their young to feed on the Sunflower hearts … just fascinating to watch.

All I need to do now is keep Megan away from the garden for a little while!

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That's one clueless fledgling Shirley! Well done on rescuing it...twice! lol. I think the birds in scotland have finished fledging a while ago. I think they only have one or two broods here, whereas yours might manage 3. I haven't seen many birds lately. Mind you, I expect that's because Callum didn't feed them while we were away. The House Sparrows have ganged up as they do every summer once the breeding is over. They hang about in a mob in our hedge. :)

30 Jul, 2020

 

well rescued. they are silly things but like all children it is a learning curve for them. One of ours landed on a lily pad leaf , flapped and fell in. I just scooped it out and put it on the path. Mum and dad were soon down to it. They know me and have me trained to put food out, so I guess they trust me.

we also have lots of fledgling gold finch too. so much activity in the garden. Weeds active too ;p

30 Jul, 2020

 

How lovely is that? I bet you felt very protective of the little family.
There was a dozy wood pigeon in the greenhouse this morning. Frightened me half to death when I went in there, crashing itself against the glass! Managed to get it out in one piece under a towel!

30 Jul, 2020

 

Lovely photos. We have two male blackbirds feeding the same babies at the minute. We think one of the blackbirds is very young as he is full size but not totally black at the tail end, we're assuming it's the son of the older looking one. Either way they are definitely both feeding babies, two of them we've seen, but they are keeping them well hidden in the mass of low growth and tall hedges. They are working very close together collecting food and being on lookout duties. We did have a Mother bird up until a week or more ago, but she's gone missing. We're wondering if she could still be on a nest as we know she made at least two of those. It's a complicated life being a blackbird! More so when there's a Sparrowhawk also coming in more regularly.

30 Jul, 2020

 

Great captures there Shirley! It is lovely seeing the fledglings ... we have several little Dunnocks, and youngster gets mum to feed him though he’s quite capable of feeding himself 🙂.

30 Jul, 2020

 

Oh.. that's lovely Shirley ! I love watching the birds and we have had two lots of blackbird babies up to now. One day months ago there were two baby thrushes just sat on a shrub in the garden and I just stood there not daring to move. A few minutes later they darted under the shrub and have never seen them since. I never did see the mum!
A thrush is a rare occurence here.

30 Jul, 2020

 

That's lovely . I haven't seen a thrush for ages either Rose.

30 Jul, 2020

 

Thanks everyone ... I have loved reading through your comments.
Baby bird is now back in the vine ... the other end of it though ... away from the nest ... :o))

30 Jul, 2020

 

Ah I love to hear of a good rescue, job well done Shirley , we do feel very protective of the birds in our gardens its the mothering instinct isn't it ...

31 Jul, 2020

 

Amy, I sent our daughter a couple of photos of the baby bird and she said she feels I have become broody!
At my age ... good grief ... :o))

31 Jul, 2020

 

HAha it happens to us all at some time Shirley , Having grandchildren is best you can give them Back 😁

31 Jul, 2020

 

we had a sad afternoon one of our older babies flew up into the conservatory and broke its neck :(

it has now been buried along with all the pets.

31 Jul, 2020

 

Sbg, poor little thing ... :o(

1 Aug, 2020

 

Aw, what a lovely post Shirley! Poor little mite, they are a bit dippy when they first fledge aren’t they!! However, you managed a wonderful rescue! The pic of Megan is lovely too! Thankfully as you say, paths didn’t cross. :-)

1 Aug, 2020

 

Thanks Kate, I am now wondering if Mrs. B. has another fledgling in the next garden as she seems to fly out of our garden with her beak full of bugs, after feeding 'ours'!

1 Aug, 2020

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