While I was taking a few minutes respite from hard yard work (shhhhh, not a word to the boss), I noticed our female blackbird, Mabel, who is as tame as can be. She had a bath in the mini pond and started preening herself, as I’ve seen her do many times. Then she got herself a really sunny spot, lay down on the grass and spread her wings for all the world like she was sunbathing. She’d folded her wings again by the time I managed to creep up on her for this picture.
You’d have thought that a glass of Munguin’s special reserve might have been in order… but the likes of me got a bottle of water. At least it was Scottish water!
All sorts of places for small animals to hide in the garden. Unfortunately for him, Tris is not a small animal!