Tuesday, 5 April 2016

tadpole nursery, thrush chick killed by jackdaws, nature, eh?


New life and then death in our garden this week.

On Sunday I took this little film of the tadpole nursery in our pond. The tadpoles all seem to hatch out at once and huddle together in the middle of the empty spawn. They wriggle and splash about.

But today there was a sadder scene. Two jackdaws suddenly attacked a thrush chick that was hopping beneath the bird feeders. I couldn't believe the speed and viciousness of the attack. The chick - which was quite big and able to fly - was killed.

Nature, eh?

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