I have been in London for a few days, enjoying the company of my delightful granddaughter. As you can see, even a picnic in the garden can be an occasion for high drama."Okay, Grandma, you can have some pictures for your blog."
Then, caught red-handed picking out the favourite bits, it is.......... "Get that camera out of here!"
Just before leaving for London, I noticed a lot of activity in the garden: two pairs of young blackbirds started building nests inside the garage. After zooming around to collect twigs, they started to look for softer materials for the linings. Click on the pictures for a better view.
Eventually, this one noticed some string on the wall beside him.
While he was putting that into the nest, we cut up lots more string and the birds kept us busy for an hour.
They didn't mind our presence at all, just as long as we kept on cutting up bits of string.
They are sitting on the eggs at present but I'm hoping to get some pictures of the stringy nests when they have finished.