Mudcat Café message #2647723 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117366   Message #2647723
Posted By: Alan Day
03-Jun-09 - 05:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Great fun watching my setters trying to catch Mum and Dad and Baby Wagtails who have recently hatched out. They have it down to a fine art letting my setters get to within a couple of feet then moving on another three feet and the game goes on for hours. The Starling nest I made to replace the one covered by new facia boards have got two babies about to fly. This is the third year, The Crows have produced three babies that flutter their wings saying "Mummy Feed Me ". No sign yet of the Great Woodpecker babies ,we had two last year.A Kingfisher swoops regularly down the stream at the bottom of the garden. Sadly one day one hit our patio door knocking itself out. I gently picked it up and it came to just as I reached the stream and off it flew.giving a little squawk as it went.
A lovely time of the year.
Al