Mother keeps a close watched over her second brood.
The weather was terrible for this blackbirds second family
but the mother never left her post and through pouring rain and winds
she kept them safe with daddy blackbird never far away.
The two chicks grow healthy and large
Then one bright morning, only one chick remained but still
under the watchful eye of daddy on his overhead perch.
A little while later I looked to find the nest was bare and all had flown.
Not too far though, I still see the little family hopping around the garden,
still keeping mother and father busy. I've told the dog he's on cat patrol
to help guard our little feathered family.