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Sunday, 22 June 2014

How quickly they grow


Not so long ago I was showing you Mabel sitting on her nest in the Honeysuckle.




and then we soon discovered these little babies 
they are never at their cutest at this stage are they but their parents loved them




so much that they soon grew into more recognizable little Blackbirds 





All too soon they were becoming too big for the nest


This was them on Saturday afternoon

and whoosh they were gone.


they are still around the garden mainly hiding in the shrubs but this is one of this is one of the boys who decided to be brave and visit the bird bath for a little wash and brush up and a drink.


There have been yet more visitors to the Willows 
which meant taking the four paws for a walk down past the duck pond

and what did we see 


Yet more gorgeous babies 


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Have a lovely sunny week one and all

Mx




10 comments:

  1. Such cute bundles of fluff, I just love ducklings.
    Lisa x

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    1. They are just so cute and they sit in the same spot everyday in the sunshine.

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  2. I love seeing the fledglings! We haven't any birds nesting in the garden but we have spotted baby birds at the feeders with their parents.

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    1. We've had sparrows and swallows in the eaves again this year on a weekend you can hear them bobbing about when I'm sat in bed with my cup of tea.

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  3. Isn't it lovely when they make it out of the nest? I saw a magpie pulling something from a hedge the other day, I fear it may have been a baby bird, nature can be so cruel sometimes. We took Daniel back to uni today. There's a huge lake at York uni and there's loads of birds around the grounds. I thought it was lovely when we first went to look around but Daniel says that they all wake them up at the crack of dawn, and today, we had a goose chase us. I know now why Daniel calls them the spawn of Satan.

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    1. The first year they nested in there the Honeysuckle wasn't very thick and a magpie got the first nest. They then built a second one further in and they survived and now it's so big I'm not sure the magies would get in that easily although they did have their nest quite in view. Friends of ours recently visited York and they were chased by the Geese I think over the years they have gotten so brazen that if you feed them they will keep coming for more and when you've run out of food then they chase you off.

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  4. Lovely to see the successful fledging of your bird babies and the duck mother and her fluffy young.

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    1. It's lovely watching them dotting about the garden and it's always nice to see the ducks flourishing down at the pond.

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  5. There are oodles of babies around your place. I love the closeup of the little one, beak open with expectation!

    Karen

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    1. They are rather lovely. This is their second clutch this year. They are still bobbing around the garden and hiding under the shrubs still finding their wings.

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