Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Hang on a mo'
The prolonged spell of warm dry weather is beginning to feel like a drought. The ground is rock hard, which must make digging for worms, etc, an ordeal for the likes of Blackbirds and Robins. Which is probably why they have taken to trying to get food from one of the bird feeders, the cage-like device which contains fat balls. Of course, unlike tits, sparrows and most finches, they are not good at hanging on, so they burn up a lot of wing-flapping energy as they peck for morsels. This morning, a Jackdaw was performing the same trick. That's a first if ever there was one!
It's a bit sad really, so I am going to see if I can find a source of cheap apples to keep the Blackbirds and Robins going till the monsoon breaks.
PS The photo is not mine. If I knew whose it was, I would acknowledge him/her.
PPS "Hang-on-a-mo" is also the name of a Scouse Red Indian....