Nature is cruel
We have been thrilled over the past few weeks with the arrival of a blackbird nest in the clematis by the garden shed, above the cast iron downpipe. The parents have taken over the front garden and let us know in no uncertain terms that they see us and we have been avoiding too much contact and staying out of their way. We could only see the beaks of two little ones and didn’t know how many there were and we looked forward to them fledging soon. There is a security light next to the nest which lit up every time someone went past but didn’t seem to worry them.Tragically this morning on his way out to work, my husband found five little bodies on the lawn below the nest. They looked almost ready to fledge and the nest hadn’t been disturbed so we don’t know what happened to them. It was colder than usual last night so perhaps they flew out early this morning and succumbed to the cold. Nature is so cruel sometimes.
- 31 May, 2012
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