Yesterday morning as I sat looking out of the window whilst drinking my first cup of tea of the day I noticed some movement underneath a bushy shrub that grows in one of the borders and out popped a Robin, the first I've seen in the garden for a few weeks now, accompanied by a juvenile that's just moulting into its adult coat. While the youngster sat on a low perch and watched intently as the adult bird, all the while 'ticking' and bobbing up and down, moved around and visited various locations in the garden..a water bowl on the lawn, some of the feeders, the bird table, the ground feeder and even into the small tree/bush where all the small birds seem to flee to when something in the garden panics them. Thinking about this behaviour later it dawned on me that it looked as though the adult was giving the youngster a guided tour of where to find everything around the garden!
And I guess my thinking was somewhere near the mark because this morning at roughly the same time as yesterday the young Robin (no Adult?) appeared and followed almost the exact route around the garden as the adult had 'shown it' yesterday.
I guess it's a case of once shown never forgotten.
Isn't nature wonderful?