Sunday, 29 August 2010

moms and pops are back ... already! November I discovered a pair of blackbirds nesting in the ficus against the garage.  I named the Moms and Pops and was amused by their antics and those of their babies.  Well today I noticed a blackbird flying into the ficus - Moms and Pops are back!  Pops is keeping an eye on the yard and snapping up the worms that are absolutely crawling in the soil after all this rain.  And Moms is already on her eggs.

Look, I don't really like blackbirds.  They're an introduced species and this is exactly why they're crowding out the natives: they're back for a second round of babies in the same year.  But they have diplomatic immunity because I love the wonder and joy of birds nesting in my yard.  Even if they are blackbirds.