BLACKBIRDS

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:47 pm

A male blackbird has returned to the chateau garden after the late summer moult. This is a little earlier than normal but perhaps he was homesick :nod:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Placido » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:14 am

My blackies are also returning, albeit only 2 so far and they're not quite Regulars yet.
Good to see anyway :nod:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:55 pm

Went out with the bird food this morning. In the hawthorn there was two blackbirds. But not after some suet pellets or mealworms left over, but having a go at what was left of the berries. Nice to see them though.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:09 pm

Mine are still keen to have any sultanas on offer but are concentrating on the Rowan berries and my grapes. The former are nearly all gone but the grapes will last them a good while.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:21 am

Three blackbirds in the hawthorn this morning. No berries left but plenty of suet pellets, mealworms and saltanas.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:36 pm

My blackbirds were making the final push on finishing the rowan berries. The rowan is starting to drop it's leaves exposing the few that are remaining.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Butterfly » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:27 pm

I haven't seen a single blaskbird since spring time :( . I had few coming to my garden, there was even fights between competing pairs when they bump into each other, and than they were all gone. I assumed they went away to moult and would come back later, but not a sign of them yet.
Really strange :unsure:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:10 pm

Male blackbird eating pyracantha berries early this morning.

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Post by Willpar » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:56 am

Female blackbird on the wall this morning outside front door, waiting for its mealworm fix.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:31 pm

My Blackbirds have discovered the the cotoneaster berries are ready to eat. The two bushes are close to the front of the house but it didn't seem to phase them.

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