IT seems the robins have been making more use of my hanging baskets this year than I have!
A few weeks ago I decided to clear out some of the clutter in the shed and wondered why my resident robin kept coming inside. After about two hours of removing spades, forks, cardboard boxes and things I hadn’t used for years, I picked up two hanging baskets on top of a shelf. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw four chicks snuggled up together, eyes closed.
I carefully put the baskets back and stopped the shed clear-out. I left the shed door open and spent a very anxious evening worrying about the chicks and whether the parents would return. However, the next day I saw the adults flying in and out of the shed, feeding the chicks, and 10 days later the fledglings emerged.
They are now flying around the garden and still being fed by the parents. A happy ending, thankfully!
Lesley Upton, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Now the robins have flown