Friday, June 1, 2012

Squatters

For the last few weeks, our woodshed was occupied by squatters. After having build a nest, a pair of Common Blackbirds moved in. The female bird laid three eggs and incubated them. Then three tiny birds made their appearance. From that moment on, both parent birds worked hard, feeding their offspring until they jumped out of the nest. That's right, they jumped out, for when little Blackbirds leave the nest, they cannot yet fly. After leaving the nest, they live on the ground, being fed and taken care for by their parents, until they, usually two weeks later, can fly themselves.

Just a few hours before 'our' little Blackbirds abandoned their nest, Nicôle made this video.

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