Hello again friends,
I’ve been keeping an eye on the flycatcher’s nest ever since discovering her nest and eggs in our ornamental bird feeder outside our shed. A few days ago I peeked in and thought I could see 2 tiny little chicks along with 2 unhatched eggs. The photo I took didn’t really show them up well at all but today they have grown that little bit more and are more easily recognised. Still only 2 chicks though, so perhaps the other 2 eggs never hatched and of course the one outside the nest has remained intact. But I’m so excited at having these little treasures in our old coconut bird feeder and hope and pray the sparrowhawk and woodpecker don’t discover them. 🙏🏻 There is a colourful spinner in front of the nest so I hope that will deter the sparrowhawk as it should impede its flight to the nest but I’m not sure about the woodpecker . A relative who is a keen birder suggested putting up a curtain of chicken wire or netting in front of the nest to impede predators, but we are worried the flycatchers might get caught up in it themselves. I say themselves because it seems Mrs Flycatcher had a very elusive hubby in the wings who has now made himself more obvious. 😃 Any thoughts about the curtain?
Hoping you are all as well as can be and that you have a lovely weekend. 🤗😘🐣🐥xxxx