Thursday, January 7, 2016

Blackbird nest in the lemon tree at Cape Paterson

I know, I know, blackbirds are a pest....but the nest, eggs and chicks are very cute. In late November we found a next in the lemon tree at Cape Paterson. The first egg laid is shown above, but it was soon joined by three others, and they hatched at different times

We were unsure if the chicks would make it, as they huddled in the bottom of the next without much activity

Getting bigger...

...until the parents were on 24 hour worm watch, constantly ferrying food into the nest

The fact there are only three beaks popping out suggests that maybe one of the chicks didn't make it. But hopefully the other three will grow to become healthy adults.

These photos were all taken on an iPhone6

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