Do you remember Mr Blackbird collecting string to build a nest in the rafters of the garage? We have been watching and waiting for the four eggs to hatch. Mrs Blackbird ignored us completely as she sat on the nest.
It was difficult to get close enough to take photos but I think you can just make out the open beaks.
Yesterday we found the nest empty and four little fledglings trying their wings.
The parent birds are still busy looking for food around the garden and I hope they will make several meals from the intruders I found among my salad leaves
Ugh! Sometimes I think the French are to be admired. I wish I could make a buttery, garlicky meal of this lot but I can't. I'll just have to hope the blackbirds find them.