We've had a bird table in our back garden for many years and hubby is most dedicated to ensure his feathered friends get their breakfast and sometimes the odd mid day treat like bacon rind if there is some when I'm cooking. Well this morning I was washing some strawberries, a bit early for really nice ones but I love them and picked up a punnet at the shop. Two big ones were going a bit soft and a third one even more so, I know serves me right for buying out of season!!
Anyway said to hubby, "would the birds like these strawberries"? "I'll ask them" was his daft reply
Now daddy blackbird watches our garden from his secret place and popped up onto the fence before hubby was even back into the house from the bird table. He checked out the table but flew off only to come back a minute later with his darling wife, mummy blackbird. Then it happened daddy and mummy blackbirds called out a song, which was clearly heard from the open kitchen window. Before you could count to 5 the garden had about 4 sparrow, 2 blue tits and a robin in it. Now I thought there could be a terrible fight here as they all want some of that new stuff!
Not so, there was no waiting for the usual pecking order Mummy blackbird flew off taking some with her, daddy stayed, 2 sparrows, 1 blue tit and even the robin all shared the same smallish bird table and tucked in to PUDDING! The noisy harmony was wonderful to hear on a pretty dull overcast day, it almost made the sun shine.
I stood and watched them all and thought to myself 'What a shame human beings can't get along like this, may be one day it will happen though' We can live in hope can't we? And for now the garden has gone quiet again, the strawberries were enjoyed and eaten in about 5 minutes so I guess the answer to my original question would be "YES" the birds liked the strawberries, well we knew this cos when hubby used to grow them they used to steel them before we got them picked and the softie wouldn't cover the plants with netting just in case his feathered friends got caught up in it
Sorry if you've read my rambles and thought what a heap of nonsense but it made me happy and I just wanted to share it with all of you. Have a really good weekend all my running friends