Dropping in on the pond

I’m so glad I used lockdown to build a pond in the garden, it is now constantly used by the local birds for a drink or a quick wash under the wing pits. The local bad boy came today as I was hanging out the washing. Not the slightest bothered by me faffing with the pegs, he just got on with the job. Still not bothered when I filmed him on my ancient iPhone, and walked a little nearer to him.Then I took a step too far and he flew off. ” That’s that” I thought, but not so, he dropped by a few minutes later to do the other wing pit.

We have a very clean sparrow hawk in the area.

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