Well goodness me what a morning…not for me but for poor Mr & Mrs Blackbird.
It all started when the cat, lovely though he is, from two houses down came for a little visit. Now he is adorable (as you can see from the picture) and we had a good old fuss and a stroke, he was a happy boy.
Then suddenly he heard rustling in the bush where Mrs Blackbird is nesting and that was it his attention was all about the rustling! Now I know this is nature folks, we’ve all seen Sylvester and Tweety pie, but there is no way I was letting our furry ginger visitor ruin what I have been witnessing for the past weeks. Mrs Blackbird, I think, was blissfully unaware of her furry spy but Mr Blackbird was in the tree keeping an eye on the situation, as was I, only I wasn’t in the tree.
Anyway, you’ll be glad to know that our furry friend got bored pretty soon after and went on his merry way. Phew, I wiped my sweating brow.
An hour or so later I was just about to have shower when I heard a real hullabaloo from my bedroom window. I ran through to see what was going on to find Mr & Mrs Blackbird and a very unwanted guest having a full on fisticuff. The unwanted guest was a magpie and big though he was he was absolutely no match for my pair of blackbirds. Mrs Blackbird was having none of it I can tell you, she actually pecked the magpie a few times and I had all on not shouting ‘you go girl!’.
The fiasco went on for about 5 minutes, Mr & Mrs Blackbird ensuring that their unwanted guest knew where he stood and knew he was well and truly not invited.
They have settled down now, you’ll be pleased to know, Mrs Blackbird had a feed and then returned to the nest and Mrs Black bird has straightened his feathers and resumed position in the apple tree. Double phew, wipes even sweatier brow.
Anyway now the drama is over I wish you a very happy Sunday whatever you have planned. We are off to my parents for lunch so catch you later.
Take good care and thanks for popping by.