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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Butterfly » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:08 pm

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Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Mr Blackbird was "worming" my front lawn this evening. I congratulated him on his fatherhood as he flew off with the results in his beak. :nod: :blackbird:
:clap: :blackbird:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Kev » Thu May 07, 2020 7:53 pm

I just heard a clatter at the window (I know they're dirty Placi - I'm decorating :D )

Managed to slowly grab my phone and get a picture of this chunky chappy. Fledgeling blackbird? There's a pair that I'm pretty sure live in the large hedge at the front of the apartment block. I hope it hasn't chosen nearly 8pm as the time to try out this flying lark for the first time.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu May 07, 2020 7:56 pm

It does look like a fledgling but a fairly well developed one so it should be OK.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Kev » Thu May 07, 2020 8:02 pm

Hope so. I'll keep an eye out over the next few days I don't normally get the blackbirds up here. I guess I don't really have the sort of food they're after and they're not quite as nimble as the blueies.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Butterfly » Thu May 07, 2020 8:04 pm

What a gorgeous little guy Kev :love:
I'm yet to see a blackbird, or any other for that matter, fledgling this year :unsure:
I had a scare this afternoon with my blackbirds though. I was watching a female blackbird having a bath in a little bird bath, really enjoying herself, and me really enjoying watching her, while her other half was having a lunch, when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, the neighbour's stalker cat jumped from the fence and landed right next to the bird bath :faint: . I almost had a heart attack! Both blacikes few away, thank god! Plastic spikes for the fence have been ordered on Amazon :grumpy:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Placido » Sat May 09, 2020 10:48 am

No explanation required, Kev, I quite understand. A bottle of Flash and an old duster on their way :nod:.

Is it - could it be - maybe - a female blackie in desperation to feed her brood and has come knocking for appropriate tasties. She thinks you have a kind face, Kev :)

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Kev » Sat May 09, 2020 12:54 pm

I know what you mean about being a female maybe. Just looked a bit more of a novice at flying in the way it clattered on to the window sill and then looked mightily relieved to have made it. I very very rarely get the blackbirds up here and then it's nearly always the male. They tend to stick to the ground and the handrail for the steps.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Placido » Sat May 09, 2020 4:58 pm

I'm convinced. Let's go with a new baby :bird2:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Butterfly » Sun May 10, 2020 7:21 pm

I was delighted to see a dad blackbird bringing his gorgeous, well developed offspring and feeding him/her in my garden just earlier :love:
It made my day :D :clap:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed May 20, 2020 8:23 pm

My resident baby Blackbird was feeling the heat today
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