Blackbirds are nesting in the ivy

blackbird chicks in the nest These blackbird chicks are looking pretty perky now. They’re in the ivy in the old farmyard at Wheatland Farm. The parents are frantically busy gathering food for them. We’ve been putting out dried mealworms (lots of protein) and keeping the teacup fat balls topped up (lots of energy). Soon we hope to see fully grown fledglings pestering their parents for food and begging to be fed out and about in the garden. I always feel a genuine empathy with blackbirds…