Thursday, 23 July 2015

Meadow pipits are blithe, bonny and very good at hiding their nests!

Ok, here is that well-hidden nest I promised to reveal - like I said, it's in the dragon's left nostril...(tell me I'm not the only one who can see it, please!). Anyone spot the entrance hole?


Here is a quick view of the nest with five, fine healthy little pipit chicks awaiting more grub.

We returned to ring them a few days later. This older chick has left the nest, a fledgling, but still a few days off being able to actually fly - see how short the tail is, the wing feathers are still in pin and mum was soon stuffing a great beakful of flies down its beak.