Saturday, 26 April 2008

busy little blackbird


From my sitting room window I have been watching this female blackbird collecting materials to build her nest. She has chosen a beautiful spot, deep among the flowering clematis right next to the window. We cannot see the nest, and I am guessing now she is getting ready, or maybe even sitting on her eggs already, as I have only seen Mr Blackbird the last few days, taking mouthfuls of worms to the nest.I am hoping soon to see baby blackbirds taking their first flights, how lovely.

And here is my newest little bird, we have named her Isla, after much pondering, choosing names is so hard. I have been enjoying dressing her in the nighties that I wore when I was newborn - they have lasted well!

17 comments:

Ali said...

She's gorgeous - love her little hands. So expressive.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh she is beautiful! And has a very special and lovely name! Congratulations on your beautiful baby blackbird! Lucy xxxxx

Jackie said...

Love your beautiful little Isla! You have wonderful new life inside your home and soon outside as well.

Mirre said...

I love Isla's round cheeks!!
Beautiful name too!

Amy said...

Isla is gorgeous and your little blackbird family sounds wonderful too!

Anonymous said...

Isla is a very beautiful name for her. What about middle names ? any thoughts on those yet? love Julia x

Suzie Sews said...

OH my she is such a little poppet...I adore her little nightslip, adorable...

Betty Flocken said...

What a beautiful Baby and such a lovely name. I happened across your blog from another blog I've been enjoying. I live in the states and somewhat new to blogging.
I see you're in Wales. I'm Welsh; actually a mutt with Welsh Ancestry. :)
My Grand daughter had an assignment for school and holidays around the world. She was so excited to learn she has "Welsh inside of her". She did her assignment on St. Davids Day. Well thank you for your blog I really enjoyed it.

Levin (and Emily) said...

she is beautiful.
l
x

trashalou said...

Hello Miss Isla-blogbaby,

Welcome to Spring.

Trash

Cindy said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations. You picked a lovely name. Her little nightie looks sooo comfy and sweet, so awesome that you wore it too.

Janneke said...

Congratulations with the arrival of your beautiful daughter Isla.
I came across your blog through someone elses blog and i was moved by the beautiful picture of Isla.
Greetings from the Netherlands.

PS. At our house a great tit is having a nest in our MAILBOX !!

Janet said...

She's beautiful!!!

Dana said...

How absolutely precious. Beautiful name.

African Kelli said...

AH! Congrats. I am just thrilled for you! She is beautiful and the name is perfect. Tropically perfect.

Beata said...

So sweet!!Congratulations!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

What a sweet kissable little baby. She is just gorgeous, and I know you will want to spend every moment with her.