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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:13 pm

Am having several juvenile blackbirds coming in and eating the purple berries at the moment. Seem to like them. But with a lack of rain The berries are drying out.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 pm

One of my Blackies has returned from his summer moult quite early this year. I heard him before I saw him and spotted him eyeing the bees on the ivy blossom. Not that he has a hope of catching one but there's no harm in hoping :blackbird: :bee:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Placido » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:14 am

I have an intermittent two - one of each. You're right, Jacksparrow, it is a bit early.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Placido » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:10 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 pm
One of my Blackies has returned from his summer moult quite early this year. I heard him before I saw him and spotted him eyeing the bees on the ivy blossom. Not that he has a hope of catching one but there's no harm in hoping :blackbird: :bee:
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Took a wander around the west wing 'cos ofJacksparrow's recent comment about ivy blossom. This is mine at the moment - the wasps were around in force. Temp. 70F.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:08 pm

I think your blossom is further forward than mine. :nod:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:11 pm

Not seeing any blackbirds in the garden here yet.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:34 pm

I have twice as many Blackbirds this week compared to last. This makes a grand total of two. I noticed today they have started eating the Rowan berries. It was a fair crop this year so they are well provisioned for the foreseeable future.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:10 pm

All my rowan berries have gone, but don't have a clue what ate them or maybe they blew off.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Placido » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:09 am

A few blackies but not a lot. Rowan berry crop very poor this year so I don't think the birds are getting too excited. Even the holly isn't breaking any records.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:51 am

My first blackbird that I have actually seen in the garden today. A male on the pyracantha, eating some berries.

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