While sitting out the back yesterday I noticed a movement out of the corner of my eye. When I investigated I found a baby bird had crossed our deck, and found a wee nook in the corner of a couple of concrete steps.
I think the poor thing was rigid with fear: I didn’t actually see it move, or even blink all the while I took some photos.
Amazingly, the dogs and a cat walked right past it without seeing it.
I kept watching for it to leave again, but somehow it evaded me and just disappeared.
Later there was a kerfuffle in the long grass beside our garden. A couple of adult birds were flying to and fro, crossing paths above one particular spot, and making a bit of noise.
Soon after, the neighbour’s cat shot out of the grass from the point that seemed to be the centre of the birds’ attention. I guess he’d had enough of the harassment.
It’s spring and we seem to have a large number and variety of birds around at the moment. With plenty of trees, shrubs and long grass around I guess there are many good nesting spots and lots of insects to eat.
I’m not strong on bird identification, but am guessing this little one is a Thrush. I love the way the yellow line of its beak curves just near the eye.