This year Mr and Mrs Black had been blessed with four babes, who spent their first few days out of the nest roaming around my garden, exploring beneath bushes and hanging around at the base of the bird-table (and taking the odd nap) waiting for titbits to be dislodged and fall to the ground.
The smallest of the fledglings particularly caught my imagination and I spent a lot of time watching over and photographing him. Eventually I put pencil to paper and created this little portrait of Jeremy..
|Jeremy sitting on the garden wall..|
|Jeremy takes a little nap beneath the bird-table|
|My drawing of Jeremy is based upon this photo..|
|Jeremy begs his dad to feed him!|