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New neighbours

Posted in pictures with tags , , , on May 8, 2011 by xi'an

Next to my office in Crest, a blackbird built a nest a few weeks ago and the four chicks were born over the  previous weekend! Here they are, in a poor quality picture due partly to the window pane between the nest and the corridor and partly to my lack of skill.

The mother keeps feeding the chicks, but seems disrupted by any passerby it sees in the corridor… presumably obeying an atavistic rule to keep away from the nest while there are potential predators around. If it finds enough food around, and does not die from stress, the chicks should grow up very fast to young adults!

(Three bird-related posts in a row, maybe I should start a new category!)