Two young mothers are waiting patiently, and shortly after sunrise, when the air and ground has warmed a little, they stretch their legs, and have breakfast. Overnight they are settled in their beds.
Babies will arrive soon, some might be black, the others speckled.
We have one blackbird nesting in the grapevine, 3 eggs.
One thrush in the blackberry vine, her nest is nestled so well into the leaves, I cannot see the eggs. They sit all night, and after the sun is up, leave their nests briefly for their food and toilet stop!!! Incubation is 13 to 15 days for each bird , and both parents feed the chicks.
I am so careful not to touch any leaf or twig near the nests, so cannot see into the thrush’s nest. Lady Thrush seems to be quite tame, I can talk, Hugh can weed-eat nearby, and she sits and looks. Lady Blackbird leaves her nest more often. Daddy birds not to be seen yet, maybe they do not like maternity processes.!!! They will arrive once the chicks need feeding, I’m sure.
The vege garden is producing full bore, and courgettes will be processed ,so I can use them in a loaf recipe of Gayle’s. Beetroot will be picked soon too, again prolific plants. Did I sow too many seeds this year!!!
Quotation of the day, by Rabindranath Tagore
when the dawn is still dark.
Greetings from Jean