Bathtime

Managed to catch the juvenile magpies (from the kitchen window) having their daily dip  image

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to walk through a forest is to touch the past

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  • cornellycornelly Posts: 348

    lovely, we enjoy watching birds bathing, mainly blackbirds and sparrows.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,606

    My "aah" comes out as a "grrr" unfortunately.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,752

    I know what you mean pansyface, but those two juveniles have been great fun to watch this year. 

    The pond's so tiny, it's more like a plunge pool for them image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • cornellycornelly Posts: 348

    watching birds especially fledglings are a joy anytime, water makes it more so.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,754

    ...except that these little b*ggers will grow up to be noisy, messy songbird predators.  I'm quite happy - indeed thrilled - to see a sparrowhawk/kestrel/harrier taking an adult bird but I do draw the line at magpies ransacking a nest.

    (I'd now duck to avoid the epected flack but I'm off to do some cooking...)

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,698

    I'm with you Steve 309

    Devon.
  • LynLyn Posts: 8,404

    Me too Steve, I can't bear to see them fighting over baby birds and ripping them in half. I have to chase them away here.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,606

    Got any pics of baby robins Fairy?image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,752

    Yup - here's Dennis from last year - before the pond was made image

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    I don't care for magpies normally but those two have made me laugh this year. Especially when one slid down the neighbour's garage roof .... image image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,606

    Yay, Dennis!image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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