Friday, 28 April 2017

Thrushes Thriving

The thrush family is thriving, with the nestlings doing well, though it's noticeable that two of them are rather bigger than the other two.

We had a bad moment when the neighbour's cat was seen round the back of the house but we've now built an entanglement of wire around the area below the nest which should deter him.

That their young are doing well is down to the ceaseless foraging of the two adults. The flagstone path up to the vegetable garden is littered with broken snail shells, one of the thrush's favourite meals.

The male is definitely pulling his weight. At times both of them are around the nest. One thing we miss: he's so busy he hasn't time to sit in the tops of the trees and sing.

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