Working with so many donkeys on a daily basis you can forget just how tiny and vulnerable other creatures around us can be.
Dave, one of our tractor drivers, was about to move a piece of machinery when something caught the corner of his eye. Bearing in mind it is quite common for our machinery to have bits of straw blown on top of it... there was something different about this little bundle of straw. It is home to three tiny Robins! The mum decided to make her nest in the side of the plough and there they were, three little hungry mouths snapping up at us.
Dave left the nest well alone and we regularly see the mum coming back to feed her brood.
Needless to say the plough will stay where it is until the youngsters have fledged. What a lovely little surprise to have come across.