I was looking out of the kitchen window the other day and saw a blackbird hopping around the patio. It was so unusual that I mentioned it to Mick, commenting on how we don't often see birds on the ground in this part of the garden.
After I'd taken Archie for his morning constitutional, I was having a wander around the garden when something next to me made me jump. As I looked to my side, there, about two feet away from me, perched on the arm of the garden chair was a baby blackbird. He didn't move at all, apart from his head which moved from side to side as he gawped at me.
I wondered if I'd scare him if I shot inside for my camera, but decided it was worth the risk. He was still there when I returned and I just managed to get a quick photo before Archie realised there was something invading his territory and started barking, scaring the little blackbird away.
He flew over the fence in to next door's garden and throughout the day I noticed a couple of adult blackbirds sitting on the fence, so I suppose they were looking after him until he found his feet.
I'm just hoping that next door's cat isn't as observant as Archie.
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