A bit of a cheat this one, incorporating 2 consecutive letters.
On our second walk up to the High Street today, we passed a wall upon which was a Bird.
It made no effort whatsoever to fly away, even when Maggie got close.
I thought it was an elderly blackbird which made me think of ‘The Old Boy’ from the cottage who we think died the last winter we were there as we hadn’t seen him for a while.
He would visit often and was easily identified by the white feathers in his wings.
Blackbirds are relatively short-lived birds with a life expectancy of only 3.4 years. Of course this is only the average life expectancy and the actual age of an individual blackbird is highly variable with many not surviving their first year whilst the oldest blackbird recorded was 20 years and 3 months old.
However, looking at these pictures, it doesn’t have that distinctive yellow beak, and this little chap is in fact a fledgling Crow.