Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Red Bishop again - Maree Clarkson
This is the Red Bishop (male) from my garden again - his nest-building is absolutely masterful and he spends a lot of time hanging from the nest, his wings shivering in anticipation as the female hops from perch to perch, deciding whether to have a closer look or not.
Last season I found a fledgling in the garden minus one wing, probably the stray Tabby's work, and I managed to find a good home for him with a bird-lover friend. He wouldn't have much of a chance spending his life walking around in the garden.