....to the extent that they think that, if they stay very, very still, they really won't be seen. This young female blackbird was so convinced of her invisibility that she allowed me to approach to within a couple of feet to take this picture.
We've seen a lot of him recently. His normal hunting schedule is to fly east-west along the length of Ormsaigbeg, dodging along the walls and hedges, and bouncing over and around the trees, hoping to surprise a meal. If he's unsuccessful, he flies a lazy route back towards Kilchoan, higher in the air, knowing that the small birds will have seen him and be lying low for some time. Sitting and waiting for lunch to come to him is a new ploy.