Sunday, 17 May 2020

Ready to Fly

A few years ago, we put a Starling nestbox up and a pair moved straight in. Our neighbour asked if we could make him one, so we did. This year, 'our pair' decided to breed in our neighbour's box. Very sensible in my opinion, as the old one is looking a bit shabby. During lockdown it has been great to watch the comings and goings of the adults, the gradual growth in volume of the chicks begging calls and the anticipation of their fledging. There has been a few hairy moments, when the local Magpies and Carrion Crows have taken a sinister interest in proceedings, but the adults have defended their brood well. Today, it was great to see the youngsters poking their heads out and it looks like they are almost ready to fly. Good luck little guys!

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