Many people have a chirpy Robin follow them round the garden, especially when digging or weeding. Here the Robins seem to be shy and disappear when I go outside. Starting late Winter I had a bird which would come down as soon as I started to top up the feeders. Over the months she has got bolder and bolder. Which is my feathered friend? A female Blackbird.
Late yesterday she came down as soon as I started to top up the feeders. As usual I scattered some seed on the ground for her and she stayed there while I fetched the Nikon to take a few photos. For these she was about six feet away and carried on collecting seed while keeping one wary eye on me:
Today, while I was removing some grass from the rockery, she came within three feet of me and once again allowed me to photograph her:
One day I will have to try holding out a handful of seed to see whether she will dare to come that close.
Things are beginning to draw to a close.
16 hours ago