There are no guarantees in nature, but I was rather hoping that I’d be keeping you updated on our garden blackbird shenanigans. Sadly, this is not to be. Something (I’m thinking mink, but I really don’t know) emptied the nest. One of the babies was dead on the ground, the others I presume were eaten.
It’s not all sad though. The sparrows are eating me out of house and home, as they have decided that my garden is the very best place to bring their loud and hungry children. We even have a tree sparrow family joining in. Lots of seed is getting dropped on the ground, so the chickens are happy too.