This week I've been left in charge of watering my parents's garden while they're away taking in the pleasures of Italy.
I took a day off on Friday and I thought it would be better to go over first thing in the morning before it gets too hot.
Everything looked ok until I got to the pond.
I never liked ponds like this.Its very formal with a sunken basin surrounded by limestone rim.
As I approached I could see something floating in the water.It was a young Blackbird and I was a fraction too late.
My heart sank as I thought of how it must have struggled with no hope of rescue.These birds like many other song birds are under threat with numbers dwindling every year.
I couldn't let this happen again so, before leaving, I found some branches and positioned them in such a way so that anything which may have the misfortune of falling in will, at least, have a fighting chance of getting out.
Well, that's that.I'm sure all of you are wonderfully considerate and nature aware but I just wanted to draw your attention to the dangers that lurk in our gardens.
My parents will be horrified when they find out about this as they are mad about wild life. This silly pond was already there when they moved in last year but I'm sure that they will focus on making it wild life friendly from now on.
See you back soon