You all remember my funny shaped apple tree don’t you?
Well next to it I have a small bramble patch. This produces the most delicious blackberries which can be eaten off the bramble or combined with apples in a variety of tasty dishes. A better cook than me has some recipes on this site here.
Oh, but what is this? A blackberry thief! Doesn’t this blackbird look mighty proud of his daylight robbery?
I can’t be too cross though, he fed it to his youngster. If you have thirty seconds to spare you can watch my YouTube video of him feeding this blackberry and later some wild bird seed to his spotty fledgling here.
Male blackbirds seem to be very attentive fathers. I think this young one will do well.
Some other youngsters were out foraging under the apple tree this evening. Here are two of the three young hedgehogs that are currently snuffling around the garden.
A dish of water and some food tempted some other garden visitors too.