This jackdaw fledgling has been hopping about the garden for over
a week now and I am sure I noticed him in the lilac hedge before then.
His parents come to feed him every so often and the whole clan of aunts and uncles
comes flying at you, shrieking and squawking loudly the minute anybody comes out in to the back garden.
He is getting bigger and his feathers are growing day by day. We'll be glad to see him go,
his safety is becoming a problem; there are many cats using the garden as a thoroughfare.
He is also learning to pick at the seeds and bits of food we leave close to his favourite perches.
The funny thing is that he hops on to one of the many sticks Benno
leaves lying around the grass after he's finished retrieving them.
Perhaps jack sees them as branches in a tree?
I am not very fond of jackdaws as a tribe, but who could resist a baby?
(click on him to see him in all his fluffy glory)