These Early Cheer were photographed in the Rose Gardens on Friday morning. I begin to get excited about Spring (its my favourite season) but I know its too good to be true this early, we are due for some wet weather between now and the finer days but I can handle that.
The Blackbirds are feeling the effects of the warmer weather, getting territorial over feeding rights in their worm hunting grounds. I have recently watched more than one blackbird locate a big fat juicy worm only to have it stolen by kingfishers, a rival that the Blackbirds don't bother to challenge. I wonder if worms actually taste good? Obviously I'm not about to test the theory but you would have to assume they taste good to the birds or they wouldn't eat them. I can say that they don't smell very good!