Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bird Brained?

What was I saying only a couple of posts ago? Nests? Height above ground? Potential predators?

Birds - were you listening?

Apparently not. Sigh. The nest below does not conform with the 3ft (1m) above ground safety rule. Not only that, it may be reached by a series of log steps and is also clearly visible from most places in the front garden.

(Trust me, it's in there at about 10 o'clock from the orange thingy)















My father always told me that the Blackbird was not a very bright bird. Q.E.D.

10 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

Up until yesterday there was a big Magpie's nest right at the top of our huge Oak tree. Yesterday I noticed that it had suddenly disappeared. I'd presumed the strong wind had dislodged it, so went to look for signs on the surrounding ground... Nothing; not a sign. Almost as if they'd dismantled it, and taken the whole caboodle elsewhere!

Mystery, or what!

Pondside said...

Oh dear - just when one's children are no longer a daily worry, the birds show up.

Fennie said...

But maybe that's just the back door - and you are on top of a mountain. Maybe the bird thinks that's quite far enough.

Twiglet said...

Well spotted. Hope they manage to raise a brood. Maybe a fireguard round the log pile to protect them from the dog???

rachel said...

Maybe the Glam Ass could mount a 24/7 patrol till fledging was over?

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

They obviously believe that a Welsh blackbird's home is his castle .

Chris Stovell said...

Oh, bless!

Kitty said...

Right - comments on a few posts all at once. Blackbirds, bit dim. Ours built a nest in a hedge with no leaves. And the cat didn't take long to find the nest.

Robins eggs - what a beautiful picture. Sad about the robin, even though they're vicious little creatures there's still something special about them.

Mosaic pieces - Sam made me a brick step for my greenhouse into which we sunk the piece of stone I carved 'Beauty' in to, around the edges of the stone I'm placing shards I find in the garden while digging/de-stoning, when the step is full I will mortar them in. A garden history jigsaw!

Rob-bear said...

Blackbrids. Not very bright. Of plumage. Or mental capacities. Good pun on your father's part.

gilly said...

lol did they survive to fly away?