Saturday, November 25, 2006
The blackbirds in our garden seem to have worked out that it is a good idea to investigate when one of the big creatures (me) is weeding the garden. Today I glanced up and saw Mr Blackbird not more than a couple of feet from me, busily digging in the soil with his foot. He had a beak stuffed full of grubs, sticking out along the sides like a fringe. I couldn't see how he could possibly hold more, but in fact he did manage to get a few more in before flying off, presumably to feed his chicks. A little later, he returned with an empty beak to start all over again. It amazes me how he can hold so many grubs and not drop any when he grabs the next one. Then Mrs Blackbird came along and joined in. The two of them have been at it all day, and didn't seem to mind even when I went noisily up and down the lawn with a mower.
Posted by Catherine at 11:08 pm