The first chicks

Svartþröstur – Blackbird – Turdus merula

The first chicks this spring have hatched and jumped out of the nest.  This morning we saw a Blackbird chick with a very short tail, it was hopping around and trying its wings. We hope that it will not fall prey for the cats that regularly visit the garden.

This is one of the male Blackbirds that was here this winter and perhaps the father of the chick we saw this morning.