Inquisitive baby Blackbird

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Backing out of the greenhouse, yesterday afternoon, I turned round, hands full of plantpots……….and there he was, watching me. About 6feet away on the fence top a beautiful plump baby Blackbird was sat very still, bright eyes blinking. Let me fetch the camera I thought, and he did. Here he is:

So this is where Mum and Dad come for my food.

I wonder if I jump down, I can get my own?

Mmmm….but I’m being watched from the greenhouse.

If I look like this I may scare her away.

Well here I am…looks very similar to next door!

Not much happening…may as well have a nap.

There you are Mum…getting tea ready…..:o)

Comments

31 May, 2010
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sixpence said:

Wonderful blog love the captions I know they do tell one another where to go as I have a friend in New Zealand who belongs to the wild life rescue over there takes in all the injured birds, when they are released they come back with their babies even year or two later.

31 May, 2010
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bonkersbon said:

Lovely to see them appear to be having such a good breeding season and some so bold when needing to feed their young.

So vunerable when first fledge as our resident Sparrowhawk is quick to exploit.Not nice to witness but nature and in someways better to take one fledgling than a parent bird as this puts others at risk.

31 May, 2010
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david said:

Beautiful pics, Janey. ;-)

Good point, Bb, about it being better to lose a fledgling, rather than one of the parents, who will have other dependants.

31 May, 2010
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janey said:

Thanks for the great comments.....he's not around today..probably grounded for a week...Lol! We have Mum and baby Starling today..they are so funny aren't they...running around the lawn and squawking so loud!
Thats good to know Sixpence...:o)
Bb...talking of the Sparrowhawk, we had a Crow sitting on the apex of the roof and a pair of Sparrowhawks were dive-bombing it....it stood it's ground though......
Pleased you like the pics David...:o)

31 May, 2010
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geecee said:

What a little beauty, Janey, he's obviously being very well looked after by his Mum to be so well rounded :)

31 May, 2010
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terratoonie said:

Lovely blog Janey :o)

31 May, 2010
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jane said:

Oh Janey...these are beautiful photos....and love the captions too.Makes you wonder exactly what is going on in their heads...when they sit so still blinking....

sadly the sparrowhawk took a collared dove today.Had been trying to ambush the birds all day on and off but we were out in the garden in different places so he did not get the chance.He struck when we came in for tea..a pile of feathers by the nettle patch.......chancer !

31 May, 2010
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janey said:

Pleased you enjoyed it Geecee and Tt...
I'm pleased he hasn't been here today.....It would have been heartbreaking if Teddy had grabbed him...Look Mum a gift...!!

Aw that's sad Jane...I know they have own young to feed, but to see them flying down into your garden, would be awful....and a collared Dove, such a gentle bird...:o(
A couple of years ago we found a Sparrowhawk in the shed/garage on the roof beams, he kept flying from one to the other, in the end we opened the other doors and off he swooped. It was only later when we fetched Jasper our Canary in......her cage had been outside on the table...that I wondered if it had tried to swoop on her. For a long while after, she kept losing her feathers, must have been at least a year, then for no apparent reason she was well again and in good condition.

4 Jun, 2010
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jane said:

That must have been stressful for Jasper...glad she made a full recovery Janey...even though it took a year...

18 Jun, 2010
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Wonderful Blog Janey, you are so lucky, to have this little visitor, in your garden, you must have made him so welcome, as he certainly made himself at home, its a wonder, you did not, have him eating out of your hand.. he
really is a roly poly, cutie pie...LOL

18 Jun, 2010
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janey said:

Lol Fp he certainly was a plumpie...almost too heavy to fly!

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