Wednesday, 28 May 2014
It rained today, as it did for most of yesterday…and the day before that. I guess tomorrow, it will rain again?
So, stuck indoors looking out at the watery view I noticed that the birds coming to the garden feeders were struggling to keep dry. A lot of the the birds were recently fledged youngsters and it was noticeable that they were suffering the most.
This young Blackbird was continually running backwards and forwards across the shed roof trying to shake off and dodge the raindrops.
A recently fledged Robin looking rather grumpy!
One of the many (wet) young Starlings that were in the garden.
The adult birds were not doing much better at keeping dry.
So what do you do if you’re soaking wet and stuck out in the rain?…..
…..Cast an eye to the heavens, like this young Starling, and say “I wish this bloody rain would stop”….
….Or, like this Blue Tit, just shrug your shoulders and shake it all off…
….Or maybe, just give it a bit of a ‘twizzle’ like this young Goldfinch?
Or perhaps like this young Starling….
….you tuck your head under your wing and go to sleep!
For one visitor to the garden the hard work has to go on come rain or shine. This Blue Tit (there appears to be only one) has, for over a week, been coming to the garden at regular intervals, from early morning to late evening, grabbing some food and quickly flying off…doing the ‘food run’ as I call it. This morning he/she was being closely followed by five, very newly fledged and noisy, youngsters? I hope they survive the rain and make mum or dad’s hard work worth it?
Sorry for the dark and grainy images but they were all taken through the double glazed windows.
Oh!…and did I mention that it was overcast and RAINING?
I’m off to polish my wellies now!!