This blog is a record of the life of a wagtail family in a suburban garden during the Spring of 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday 10 October 2010 - Empty Nest

This is the image of the empty nest syndrome from which we are now suffering. We have been surprised at how fast it's all over. Once the chicks started flying that was it - they are out in the big wide world and we feel bereft. The paper is down from the kitchen window, there's no longer any point in squinting out of the bathroom window and we find ourselfs straining for the call of the parents. We have seen one of the chicks and one of the parents today but they have places to go, birds to meet and procreation phase is over for now. What a privilege it has been to witness this little family grow from two to five members and to see how it's done in the Wagtail world. We look forward to next season....

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