Managed to catch the juvenile magpies (from the kitchen window) having their daily dip
lovely, we enjoy watching birds bathing, mainly blackbirds and sparrows.
My "aah" comes out as a "grrr" unfortunately.
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
watching birds especially fledglings are a joy anytime, water makes it more so.
...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...)
I'm with you Steve 309
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.
Got any pics of baby robins Fairy?
Yup - here's Dennis from last year - before the pond was made
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 ....