BLACKBIRDS

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Willpar
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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:55 pm

Did you get to pick some for yourself?

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:49 pm

Willpar wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:55 pm
Did you get to pick some for yourself?
Yes I did. But there are more than I can eat. My family doesn't like them because they are fairly small and loaded with pips. :(

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:42 pm

Where have all the Blackbirds gone. In winters past 4-6 has been the daily norm but this year for most of the time it's 1 or 2 .Even the very cold weather didn't bring any more. :shrug:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Thu Jan 05, 2023 9:46 pm

My numbers were up on my usual, before xmas, but not seeing many lately.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue May 16, 2023 7:45 pm

I've seen my first fledgling blackbird for this year today. It was chasing it's dad around making pitiful squeaking noises in an effort to get fed. :)

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Tue May 16, 2023 8:22 pm

Not seen any here yet, but see adults collecting food for them in the garden.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jul 28, 2023 8:22 pm

I think my blackbirds are going off for their summer moult. :blackbird: I haven't seen one for a couple of days and usually they're a constant presence. :shrug:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Sat Jul 29, 2023 9:20 pm

Am only seeing a couple. Not in the garden, but will check the cameras on Monday.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Jul 30, 2023 8:14 pm

I have seen one in the last 48 hours. He must have missed the bus. :nod:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Bird » Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:46 am

The blackbirds here seem to like to try various baths - we have a large bowl pond and a big pot with yellow flag in, as well as the bird baths. This year I put a little solar fountain in the pond near the edge, as some of the sparrows go in there. They've ignored it so far, but one of the female blackbirds loves to stand under it and get showered.

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