Sorry if I haven’t got around to visiting your site yet, I will do soon. I am just having a slow start to the day. An hour here or there shouldn’t make that much difference, should it? That is what I am telling myself 🙂
I have been watching my birds.
As my landlord commented to me this morning, “I think one of your birds has died, I can smell the beggar.” Yes there is an evident smell in the passage that they nest in. I picked up two dead chicks from under the nest a couple of days ago and at the time I wondered where the others were. They are still in the old nest. She must have been unable to throw them out and that explains her distress. She was still crying yesterday but she is okay today. I haven’t heard that call once today.
She has built a new nest on the opposite side of the passage. All of the birds helped make it. I saw the young from the first brood collecting grass and twigs for it.
This is a very short video of Rosa on her new nest. I want it for the song, This is the joyful sound that has filled my flat all summer.
It is very short but I can just keep clicking replay and I am happy 🙂
The bird in the pictures above was an adult male (long tail feathers) this next one is one of this years fledglings.