Monday, June 3

Serenade or warning

Lately every time we have been at the plot this fella has been there too.
He's been sitting at the top of a conifer in the middle of our plot and behind the shed. He sits there for ages belting out a variety of tunes. In the distance other blackbirds send a response to his trills.

He can't be feeding young as he is at his post far too long so I wonder whether he has a mate nearby incubating eggs and is warning off any intruders or is he late in advertising for a mate and ever hopeful?



Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

8 comments:

  1. Neither of the above. He's just looking for a good opportunity to swoop down and scratch up some of your delicate seedlings!

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    1. Our blackbirds would never do that, Mark would they?

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  2. Lol love those little menaces :D Mark is right, he's waiting to grab some food and probably calling his family to the feast :)
    I would keep an eye on him, especially if you have cherries...they love them :D

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    1. WE do have cherries Leanan which we net. They also will do anything to try and get to the redcurrants which also have to be netted.

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    2. That was me - I was still signed in to my husband's YouTube account!

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  3. Are they crows? They are nasty birds!

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    1. No it's a male blackbird, Malar - much smaller tan a crow and a lovely bird with a beautiful song. Mark has trouble with them routling around in the raised beds and scattering the compost and soil etc.

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    2. OOps me - not Greenfinger's that's Mr GLA

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