Just what have you been doing then?
During strong winds we often get all sorts of bits and pieces blown into the garden. Normally they are bits of plants or trees, but the other day it was a little ball off fluff. To start with
we just thought it was a small branch from a tree, with some new fresh leaves on it. But then we noticed it moving. On closer investigation it turned out to be a little baby blue tit, especially when one of its parents turned up.
Coaxing it to Fly?
Presumably it had been trying to fly and was blown by a gust of wind. The parent then coaxed it with food, and a fair degree of bullying to pick itself up and to move from the exposed area of the lawn to a more sheltered area under a plant.
After about half an hour of hops and small spluttering flights it finally got to the relative shelter of some plant cover in a flower bed. (about three metres) Quite what happened to it
after that is not quite sure, as it vanished into the ndergrowth. It was more of a mystery as to how far it had been blown when it first landed as there are no nests anywhere near where it first touched down. So there is no knowing how
far it's home was.
The other day I was getting up, pulled back the curtain and saw this friendly face looking back at me. I don't know who was more shocked the deer or me. Fortunatley the deer kept chewing it's grassey breakfast, whilst watching me scramble for the camera and allowed me to get this snap off. All in all he and his compainion stayed for about five minutes after I had first seen them. Evidently the grass was better than any risk I might have presented to them.
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