Nest: mistle thrush chicks

Nest: mistle thrush chicks

Nest in the bole of one of the trees by the pedestrian crossing of the ring road at the Chapel Ash roundabout. Two mistle thrush chicks (which should have had time to fledge by the time this is posted). Although they were just below eye level for the people passing, no-one seemed to notice them.

I fired these shots off very quickly to avoid disturbing the chicks or the parent bird which was tending them. It looked like one of the chicks was trampling the other as it searched for a comfortable position to lie down.