Remember our Blackbirds nesting in the tractor?
We haven’t had much on the blog about them because Blackbirds have a very low survival rate, only about 30% of nests go on to produce fledglings. I was not prepared to do anything to add to the difficulties they faced. Forget the photographs I just want healthy birds.
Yesterday I set the camera up to video the tractor so that I could monitor the comings and goings of the parent birds. It didn’t make compulsive viewing so I didn’t blog it. It was just a quick flash of a parent going in or coming out once every couple of minutes but I did make extensive notes:
F in L/Side 1:45
F out R/Side 2:38
That kind of thing. Poor little beggars don’t stand a chance.
It’s enough to make a grown man cry.