I was happily cooking dinner last night when I saw a weird looking bird out of the corner of my eye. From a distance all I could see was a mound of fluffy black/brown feathers. Closer inspection revealed.... well I'm assuming it is a blackbird but whatever it is it shouldn't have been let out of the nest on it's own! The poor thing couldn't fly. It would get about a centimetre off the floor before crashing back to earth.
It didn't seem too distressed though and after posing for a few photos hopped out of sight under a sharp prickly hedge and so should be all right for a while. We made sure there was plenty of bird food on the ground feeder so hopefully it won't go hungry.