We have a children’s jungle gym (mainly constructed from wood and wooden poles) in our garden, that has been featured in several of my photos of birds. It is close to our kitchen door, and if birds land on it, I can usually get a good clear shot. It has also always been Lucy’s (the cat) place to relax and catch some sun. I think she also enjoys the view from up there.
During the past two weeks I’ve noticed that the cat and the birds take turns in using the one platform. In the mornings, a flock of doves settles down there.
And in the afternoons Lucy goes up to relax and catch some afternoon sun. That brownish colour on her “white bits” is dirt. Lucy likes rolling around in the dirt, and isn’t much bothered by it afterwards! If you’re worried about the birds safety, don’t be. Lucy is a great “mouser”, but she’s got very little talent in the bird catching department. I have previously written about her selective hunting skills in a post titled Catch and Release (click on the link, if you want to read more about it).