Today I looked in the Blackbird's nest and saw that the chicks and the parents had gone! Then mum told me that the chicks had fledged (means they have left the nest). Soon after I heard a loud squawk and saw daddy Blackbird chasing a Magpie away from their bush. He was putting his tail up in the air, flapping his wings and squawking, but finally he managed to chase the Magpie into the next door neighbour's garden. Mum then told me that the parents carry on feeding the chicks and looking after them, even when they are out of the nest. It will be about three weeks until they will be independent!
|Yesterday the baby Blackbirds looked nearly ready to go|