It's spring and the main topic this week with Georgia and me has been birds, their nests, eggs and babies.
Baby thrush in back yard
We are not very impressed with the starlings. They collect dry grass with great enthusiasm and deposit it in the letter box but their nest making skills leave a lot to be desired.
Georgia and I have made a nest, even we do better than those lazy starlings.
We don't appear to have many swallows this year. That must leave more food for the few that are around. This one looks like s/he's eating well.
And then there's the chooks. (I think it's only Aussies and Kiwis who call hens chooks.) Those little bantams I got as week old chicks in February are not fully functioning adults and we have a fair few new chicks. Each afternoon Georgia and I do the rounds of feeding the chooks:
And checking on the baby chickens. It's a bit hard to see them in the long grass. But I'm glad they have the long grass to hide them from hawks.
Georgia can tell you all their names. I think this chick is Angel.
I'm an old grump when it comes to spring weather but I think the worst of it is over and it's now a perfect time of year. The countryside looks good and I'm happy in my world of simple pleasures.
I look forward to seeing what the rest of the team has chosen this week of "Your Choice". They will be here if you'd like to check them out.