Three Little Birds

With winds speeding upwards of 40 m.p.h. my major contribution today was to lay garden furniture on its back.

Jackie spent the morning repotting plants that attracted what is now an entourage of two robins and a baby blackbird which, having been led to the larder by Nugget who also brought one of his offspring, joined in the general hindrance.

The first two of these gallery images, all made by Jackie, contain “Where’s Nugget Junior?” (1 & 2); the next two “Where’s Nugget?” (81 & 82); and the last pair “Where’s Baby Blackbird?) (1 & 2).

Click on any image to access the gallery. Scroll down to view full size. A further click or two will produce much more biggification.

What the world needs now is

Play it while seeking the three little birds.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s succulent beef and mushroom pie; tasty new potatoes; crunchy carrots and bright green broccoli, with which she drank Becks and I finished the Carles.


  1. I found all of Jackie’s avian family. ๐Ÿ™‚ That is a wonderful song selection. I hope the message proves correct. Things are getting pretty scary over here.

  2. Thanks for all the challenges, Jackie. A couple of the pictures made me hesitate, but I did it!! You’ve gotten as sneaky as Derrick! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That song made me cry. So glad you included it. I am so hopeful, and working hard to make sure that THIS is the time that we begin to change.

    I found all of Jackie’s three little bird pictures. You guys clearly have the best spot in town. Hugs to you.

  4. YAY, Jackie! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beautiful photos and it was fun to find the birdies! Good to see them out and about (especially Nugget Jr. AW!!! What a cutie! ๐Ÿ™‚ )!

    YAY, Mr. Marley! ๐Ÿ™‚
    This song has always encouraged me. We really need to hear his voice, and this song, these days.

    YIKES, strong winds! ๐Ÿ™

    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It was a windy day here, too. One of my potted creations was blown over but it survived. Thank you for your cheerful optimism and Bob Marley, Derrick.

  6. I confess I got confused looking for all the birdies, Derrick. I did enjoy Bob Marley’s clip, and I agree with you: “Everything is gonna be alright.”

  7. When I read your title I thought, ‘Oh no. Now I’m going to have “three little maids from school are we, pert as a school-girl well can be” banging in my head all day. But you replaced it with Bob Marley. Neat trick. Did you see one of the comments on the music clip? “2,043 Jamaicans thought the dislike button meant “Dis I Like””
    Too funny.
    I got most of the little birdie shots.
    Too cute.
    ps i’m not sure that second line from the Mikado is still politically correct.
    Too scary.

  8. As we have previously ascertained that your hair has grown during lockdown (which I consider is showing off, as mine has long since given up the struggle) could you try dreadlocks before you have a hair cut?

    1. So pleased, Cheryl. I had been waiting for suitable material for the message and, not knowing this, Jackie came up with the photos that provided it. Normally, as you know, I would cover the whole day in a post, but I thought this should stand alone. Thank you, too.

  9. That’s a merry flock paying a visit to the eternal garden. I could spot Nugget Jr in the second frame, at the rightmost edge of the frame. He is tiny!

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