Saturday, December 24, 2011

Empty Nest

This morning the blackbird's nest is empty.

The remaining nestling wasn't big enough to have flown off yet, so I can only assume that it has met an untimely end. It is not pleasant to think that the most likely animal to have been able to reach this nest and remove the babies one by one is a rat. I know which European invader I would rather have around the house!

1 comment:

  1. OK, ok, i concur - i too would rather a bl'bird to a rattus. Perhaps that's the reason we've only had one successful juvenile bl'bird here this year so far.
    Or, maybe a snake?