Jack knocked on my door last night, he wanted to show me something.
Jack renovates and sells tractors and other farm machinery and he can often be found working in the yard, he also helps out with the sheep and any other jobs that need doing.
He wanted to show me a Blackbird nest.
There is something that I should tell you. Survival rates are very poor for the Blackbird, both eggs and nestlings. At best only about 30% of nests achieve fledged young. They are very vulnerable to predators but the most important factor seems to be weight, the birds have to be getting enough food.
Well I am going to watch them anyway and we shall see how they do.
We shall feed them up.