Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Boris and Mavis...

Shortly after spotting Boris Blackbird in a neighbouring garden, Mavis Blackbird was well and truly smitten by Boris's dashing but rather ruffled black feathered look and his polished yellow beak...

She on the other hand was extremely elegant and refined. 
Boris was captivated by her at their very first meeting...

It wasn't long before the two blackbirds had set up home together in an old conifer tree covered in ivy providing them with both food and shelter.
Boris Blackbird was going to be a proud father and as we all know parenthood comes with a whole set of new responsibilities and challenges, so whilst Mavis Blackbird was sitting on their nest he thought he would enjoy a little freedom and make the most of a beautiful sunny day...

Feeding and protecting their precious youngsters proved to be a full time job...

 Sadly only one youngster survived but the end result was well worth their endless hours of devotion...

Good Luck little one.

Until the next time, keep smiling,
 stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.

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 Saturday's Critters # 187


  1. Mavis and Boris Blackbird have a new Fan - me :)
    So great shots and the nice story - thank you for sharing!
    Greetings from Germany

  2. Hello, it is wonderful to see the youngster. Nice story on Mavis and Boris. Cute collection of photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  3. You have incredible patience to collect these wonderful shots of Mavis and Boris.
    Mavis's colouring is so very different.

  4. Delightful story and pictures of Boris and Mavis and there little one.
    I look forward to your posts!

  5. Hello!:) Aww! Love the youngster photos, how cute,..and what a romantic, love at first sight story about Mavis and Boris. Great photos!:)

  6. Proud bird parents to their little one. It is also a beauty. Keep smiling, Prunella. Stay safe and healthy!

  7. it is that time of year...we are so privileged to view events like these!! sweet story!!

  8. Your bird photos are truly amazing, Prunella!
    I love blackbirds (who wouldn't?) and perhaps also some of their relatives sing beautifully.
    It's a wonderful love story. :) The protagonists' names first made me think of politics, but then fortunately also of Miranda Hart's book... I'm a fan of hers and, yes, now also a fan of the little family Blackbird.
    Thank you for your delightful posts. Big hugs! xx

  9. Hello Prunella
    I found your blog via Sara's blog.
    What a nice bird story. Your birds were really good models too.
    Greetings from Germany

  10. Oh such a nice story and lovely to see the pictures of Mavis and Boris Blackbird and the little one!

    Happy Weekend Wishes

    All the best Jan

  11. Hello Prunella, I enjoyed this story and the Blackbird family. They are all beautiful birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  12. They're welcome to come here and hang out in my backyard too! heehee! Enjoy your weekend sweet lady...and Prunella, HAVE FUN! Hugs, Diane

  13. Mavis and Boris and their young one are so captivating ~ lovely photography ~ and story. ^_^

  14. A wonderful story. Good for Boris, taking time out to enjoy the sunshine while he could :)
    Lovely photos.


  15. Great shots of beautiful birds.

  16. what a nice story. Thanks for telling it. And glad one young stayed alive :)

  17. Oh, I love these birds !! They are all beautiful birds !!
    Nice story about the Blackbird family !!

  18. Very sweet narrative on the blackbird family Penelope, and loved the photos.

  19. Boris lost a few of his proginee but lives to fight another day? Me thinks young Boris took his eye of the ball at some time. Hope he wasn't playing away some days?


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