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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by peregrine » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:10 am

Got at least five Blackbirds coming into the garden. Agree with Willpar, females look darker

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:49 am

Wonder why the female blackbirds are looking darker. Evolution? or something else.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:11 pm

Have a female blackbird that is a regular visitor now. Just went out with some food and it came within three feet of me.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:41 pm

I had some great entertainment from my Blackies today. I currently have 6 regulars and when I put out the sultanas competition is intense. One of the males thinks they're all for him and guards them fiercely but unfortunately(for him that is) he can only be in one place at a time. A rival for the food will land on the bird table then while that one is seen off others will approach from behind and grab a couple of beakfulls . They in turn are seen off by the guardian of the goodies before the whole circus is repeated over again. :fence: :laugh:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:56 pm

Great to watch JS.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:41 am

Female blackbird came to the steps yesterday, to get some live mealworms.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Fri May 13, 2022 8:07 am

In my garden this morning.


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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri May 13, 2022 8:08 pm

A good little clip Willpar. I saw my females taking soggy moss from the pond margins a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:59 pm

This afternoon we had thunder storms. They were short lived but intense. After one shower a couple of my female BBs set about drying themselves out in the sun by spreading their wings as wide as possible and flattening themselves against the lawn. They then posed in different positions to make sure the sun dried other parts of their plumage. Very funny to watch. :nod:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:09 pm

Nice to see JS.

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