Springwatch is in overdrive at Todheugh.
Yesterday I took my binocs with me when we walked the dogs down the path by the river. While I was watching the oystercatchers I saw a kingfisher - a flash of iridescent blue speeding along the river. Now you see it, now you don't.
I needed to pop into Duns today to put a cheque into the bank.
As I stepped out of the door I saw this little cutie pie. I am guessing a song thrush chick. Frozen to the spot - if I don't move she can't see me...
Back in to get camera and warn Paul. Don't let the dogs out. Jen has a history of swallowing chicks in a single mouthful if we don't see them before she does...
Then I spotted a second one on the corner of the lawn at the start of the high bank. Same reaction - don't move...
A little further on, huddling at the bottom of the wall amongst stray wild strawberry plants, I found a third chick.
Luckily they have all moved on now...
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