Right outside the kitchen window...a complete privilege.
Your cheery Blackbird looks so happy to be alive even though he was in the rain.I am so envious about all those Cuckoos you mentioned on the previous post!!! They are in such terrible decline that to encounter them like you do is really remarkable. I heard and caught a glimpse of one while on a walk last year but that was the first for some years, at one time they were so much more common and a summer never went by without hearing them. You really are so very lucky....really!...:-)
We are very lucky I know- I felt suitably chastised for my moaning when I learnt how bad the situation is for them. Because we get so many here it was very hard to appreciate the reality of the situation for them. There were at least three different cuckoos singing here yesterday. My favourite time is "in the middle of June" when "they change their tune" and you get lots of "cuck-cuck-coos" coming from the trees!
Lovely photograph. I can just imagine the song.
I've got so fond of him Wendy- he's always somewhere near the house. He and our Robin sit beside one another in the Robin's favourite tree and sing duets. It's blissful to listen to. I keep wondering if the blackbird could be Apple who we raised in the house two years ago (see January post "raising Twin and Apple")...wishful thinking I suspect but a nice thought to indulge in nevertheless.
Thank you for leaving a comment. I always enjoy reading them and will try my best to reply to every one. CT x