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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Jun 17, 2024 7:28 pm

Bird wrote:
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.
I'm afraid there are only bathing facilities in my garden. Those seeking the more exotic have to look elsewhere. :blackbird:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Bird » Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:39 pm

Jacksparrow, we're ver' cosmopolitan dahling. :laugh:

I was forced to buy the solar fountain after seeing a video of multi-sparrow shower shenanigans.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Butterfly » Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:19 am

I have a very friendly blackbird couple coming to my garden, which I find very unusual because blackbirds have always been very nervous and would always fly away quickly if I appear. Not this couple. They worked out around what time I come out to put the food out and its become a routine that they both fly in immediately and start collecting the food while I'm still putting it out, and very near me :eek: . I even move around and they still go about their business without a hint of a worry. They clearly have young in the nest and are feeding them. Never came across friendly and relaxed blackbirds, they are so cute :)

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:33 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:19 am
I have a very friendly blackbird couple coming to my garden, which I find very unusual because blackbirds have always been very nervous and would always fly away quickly if I appear. Not this couple. They worked out around what time I come out to put the food out and its become a routine that they both fly in immediately and start collecting the food while I'm still putting it out, and very near me :eek: . I even move around and they still go about their business without a hint of a worry. They clearly have young in the nest and are feeding them. Never came across friendly and relaxed blackbirds, they are so cute :)
I have had some very friendly blackbirds. They get to know the usual daily routine and make themselves available to be first in the queue. It is usually males but the occasional female has been forthcoming. This year I have one male but he's not the bravest I've had. It always cheers me up when I think they trust me. :blackbird: :feedbirds: :banana:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Butterfly » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:15 am

Jacksparrow wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:33 pm
Butterfly wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:19 am
I have a very friendly blackbird couple coming to my garden, which I find very unusual because blackbirds have always been very nervous and would always fly away quickly if I appear. Not this couple. They worked out around what time I come out to put the food out and its become a routine that they both fly in immediately and start collecting the food while I'm still putting it out, and very near me :eek: . I even move around and they still go about their business without a hint of a worry. They clearly have young in the nest and are feeding them. Never came across friendly and relaxed blackbirds, they are so cute :)
I have had some very friendly blackbirds. They get to know the usual daily routine and make themselves available to be first in the queue. It is usually males but the occasional female has been forthcoming. This year I have one male but he's not the bravest I've had. It always cheers me up when I think they trust me. :blackbird: :feedbirds: :banana:
Yes its very nice to think they trust you, or even recognise you :clap:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Willpar » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:08 pm

Very nice butterfly. Sometimes I get the odd male that comes quite close.

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:46 pm

Mine was waiting on the fence near my back door this morning. I showed him the bag of sultanas and he followed me over to the bird table. As soon as I had tipped a few he was down like a shot. :blackbird: :bolt:

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Re: BLACKBIRDS

Post by Bird » Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:39 pm

We're the same. Sometimes we just have to open the curtains and there's a sweet little expectant face there.
They're very brave aren't they - and can get up to 7 soaked sultanas in a beak at once! The kids must be getting sugar rushes with all that sweet fruit being force fed to them. :laugh:

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