While doing a house sit in a suburb of Adelaide we have been treated to a wonderful experience. Before departing, the home owners told us of blackbirds nesting in the hedge in their backyard and that there were some eggs in it. If you follow my Instagram feed you will have seen most of these photos before, however I thought some might find it interesting to see the story laid out in one place.
I was sitting in the shadows watching the nest and saw the babies getting out and hopping around on the branches around the nest. Just as I went inside I heard a yell that one of the dogs had a bird. I ran outside and was able to get the dog to drop the apparently unharmed bird. We hustled the dogs inside and gave the blackbirds a chance to get out of harms way. By the time we went out again the nest was empty and the birds were all gone. It was a great opportunity to watch nature in action.