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Reflections on nature in a garden in France


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Baby birds in a French garden

Nothing gives us greater pleasure than sharing our garden with all the creatures that live among us and amuse us on a daily basis.  This has been even more important during these last few months when we have had to  stay mostly at home.

It is always wonderful to watch the courting of doves, or the antics of the sparrows which often reminds me of a bunch of school boys.

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During this hot period when the temperatures have been around 30C (90F), the birds need feeding,

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And equally important they need clean water for drinking and bathing.  The juvenile sparrow in the front does not appear to be sure getting herself wet.

young male sparrow

The young male sparrow is as big as its daddy, but is still more fluffy and appears to need more naps!

Juvenile blackbird

I must admit that I am particularly fond of blackbirds singing for us, and I am so glad that several pairs have raised their young in our garden.

young sparrow

I really wish I could cuddle that little sparrow with her downy feathers on the buddleia.

young redstart

Once again we have had several redstarts raising their young in the garden.  The juveniles are very cute and not as shy as the parents.

Juvenile tobin

For the last couple of weeks Amelia and I have been watching two baby robins in the front garden when we have been having our coffee.  Their bodies start speckled and still no red breast.

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Little by little the speckled front changed to red.

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Finally the red breast become more prominent, but she still has not lost her cute fuzzy head.

  • Kourosh