I’ve been watching birds since I was a little girl …a million years ago! I’m so greatful now that it’s something I can still do. Not that I can go off hiking around the countryside as I used too but living in the countryside I too get a lot of birds.
This year I have four nest boxes with cameras and they give me such joy. The television is switched on first thing to make sure all is well! We have a blue tit with nine little tiny wriggly babies, a great tit with six and a delightful little wren with two babies. The fourth box had starlings with six babies, for no apparent reason Mum deserted the nest on day two after hatching
In a former life I reared baby parrots in Spain so as I knew what to do I decided rather than ask someone to take them to a wildlife rescue place I would give it a go myself but send them if they appeared to be failing. I’m pleased to report all six are thriving…they are so cute…very noisy and very smelly but never the less it has been one of the most enjoyable things I have ever done …I’ve kept daily photos and a daily journal because I never want to forget the experience or the joy it’s given me.
its utterly exhausting but such a privilege, especially as starlings are now red listed by the RSPB and the BTO.
Hhope you’re all having a reasonable day,
love Nina x