Thursday, 15 July 2010
Any bird experts out there?
It's blowing a gale here today with intermitten bursts of sunshine and heavy showers. And when I came into my dining room to update my other blog, I noticed a bit of a commotion going on high up amongst the dead heads of my Albertine Rose.
Two birds were sitting up there, one large and one small, silhouetted against the bright sky. From time to time, the larger one would fly away and then I could see that it was a male blackbird. When it came back it would feed the smaller one and occasionally a female blackbird came with food instead. Once or twice the male blackbird would seem to be pecking the smaller one vigorously on the back of it's neck!
Every now and then, the little one chirps a bit when it's left on its own and soon one of the bigger birds appears. It was really difficult to get close enough to take a photo without frightening it and of course, it's in a tricky position regarding the light. But these are the best I could manage -
It seems as if it's stuck and afraid to fly away but I'm not sure that I can help in any way - if only because it's about 10 ft from the ground and amongst the branches of the climbing rose.
Anyone know what's going on - or whether there's anything I could be doing?