The birds and the bunnies had all been doing spring things last week but now winter has made a brief return to mine and their routine.
Both Robbie & Ruby are as lovely and friendly as ever and we have reached new levels of trust and friendship, more so with Robbie, Ruby can be a bit timid.
As you may recall they appear quite regularly at meal times and when I open the curtains I can now tap on the window and Robbie flies up to my window ledge to see me and wait whilst I come down to feed him.
Here he is looking inquisitively
He looks right up at me to have his picture taken!
Robbie will go and hunter gather food for Ruby, I often see him giving her a juicy worm or fly.
Of course he takes the easy pickings of what I put out too.
Have you seen those wildlife programmes where if you sit very still and act like a tree and put some food on your arm the birds will come and feed. Well we've gradually managed that here with Robbie, obviously not wanting to make him too tame, but if you sit near the food dish and stretch out your hand with some food in and stay still, he will come and take a couple of pieces.
Excuse the poor quality photo as it came from a video I was making from my view inside the house but here he is taking a piece.
Ruby won't come this near but it's a lovely privilege to see little Robbie up close. Nice to enjoy these moments whilst they last as once the babies are here I guess we won't see them as much and then they tend to disappear over summer when food is abundant.