Oh dear, what have I done! My lovely girls, Mayze and Heidi are such lovable and affectionate little characters, but they have a dark side. Last night I heard a chirping coming from the bedroom, went to investigate and found this little cutie. Now which one of my sweet pussies has brought this one in? At 10pm I was out digging for worms in the compost heap by the light of my head torch.
I made it a bed in a square plant pot, and when the worms had gone I continued feeding it with morsels of cat food on a wooden toothpick. I got up to use the bathroom at 3am and checked on it. It twittered more food please, with it's beak wide open, ha ha.
This morning the cats were eager to be let outside as usual, I never leave them out all night. I got on with a few chores and happened to look out of the window over the back garden. Oh no, there was Heidi chasing some small creature across the lawn, it looked like a frog at first. I rushed downstairs to rescue the poor thing, and found an even smaller bird trying to escape the jaws of death.
And now I have a bird hospital. This one is very tiny, and traumatised. I can't get it to eat yet, it sits in the corner quivering with fright. It looks like it has a yellow underneath, is that a yellowhammer, I'm not sure about what they are called. I can just about recognise a seagull, a pigeon, a blackbird, and a thrush, the most common ones.
I'm just off out to dig for more worms to see if I can tempt yellowbelly to eat. Back later with some holiday pics, they are on the small computer.
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