This time last year, almost to the day, Mrs Blackbird was making a nest. The video ‘Mrs Blackbird gets her beak dirty’ confirms it.
The difference between last year and this year is that the nest being made now appears to be actually in the garden. Nestled somewhere deep within the winter jasmine bush behind the new apple tree.
Mrs Blackbird was rushing around in a frenzy. As if carrying eggs that were in urgent need of being laid.
Mr Blackbird mostly sat watching, on lookout, letting her get on with it. He’ll be required to be diligent supplier of worms and caterpillars in a couple of weeks time.
Exciting, and slightly nerve-wracking, times ahead!
Filming: Hazel Brown; Vid & Words: Ian Nisbet