A Sterling Mum
Every time I put out mealworms the starlings swamp the bird feeder and messily eat the whole lot. Today's inundation was clearly a family group and despite the fledglings being perfectly capable of getting the mealworms themselves Mum was kept busy feeding them. It was fascinating to watch.
I've been fretting about my own family invasion. My sisters are coming tomorrow for a night and then Dad and Jane on Friday for two. I've been tidying bedrooms, changing the linen and checking there is nothing unexpected or untoward under the boy's beds... Even family visitors seem like a big deal after so long, but I'm really looking forward to it.