Day 66: nesting birds

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


Mrs Blackbird surveys my gardening activity from out of a dark, gold-rimmed eye. She has designs on the remnants of last year’s hardy geraniums, and is keen to ensure I don’t choose today to indulge in a spot of al fresco spring-cleaning. The day before, three of her male friends appeared in a gap in the hedge, clearly scouting out the area for suitable nesting sites. They looked intent, handsome in their coal black suits, and not to be messed with. I admit I was a little intimidated, and glad that I’d managed to trim the hedges a few days previously, so as not to disrupt their schedule.

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