This afternoon, I noticed two sparrows caught in the netting over my strawberries. It looked like they had been trying to get underneath to eat the strawberries and they seemed quite distressed. One of them was particularly tangled up in it – possibly had got in that state in trying to get out again and then gone into panic.
Fortunately, I was able to untangle them without too much difficulty, which was a relief. As well as being upset on their behalf, it was touching that I had been able to get so close to them. Overall, though, I wonder how long they had been in there and if they would have been able to untangle themselves, had I not come along to help. And I am now asking myself if there is anything I can do to prevent this happening again…. hopefully, these birds have learned not to attempt to go under the netting but there are plenty more who could give it a go.
On a happier note, my daughter didn’t want to eat her garlic bread for tea but said that she thought it would be better being feed to the birds, so that they didn’t have to risk the netting anymore. What a love she is!