Blackbird and Worm.. "Ain't nothing like the real thing, Baby"!

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Just to prove that the birds will go for their natural food when it’s there, despite food a-plenty nearby!

Following a heavy shower of rain, several blackbirds descended on the grass…I managed to catch this one after a tasty treat for his young….

Sizing up the situation….

Now, if I go for the grab….

Well OK, I only got a bit of it….

So I’ll eat that!

Gotcha! Home to the kids with a treat for tea now!!

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14 Jun, 2010
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elless said:

Lovely Photos. He's determined it's not going to get away. Blackbirds always amuse me. they're so territorial aren't they?

15 Jun, 2010
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pottyg said:

They are Ellesse....I never had any/many until the cold winter we have just had. Now they seem to have stayed and feed regularly...lovely!

16 Jun, 2010
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jane said:

How lush and green your grass is looking Pg....lovely blog....good that they can find their own food now....though ours still eat anything we give them.....gorging on apple rings at the moment !

16 Jun, 2010
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mactumpshie said:

blackies out name in scotland are the most versatile singers in the bird world .the mavis [song thrush ] are good but do not have the range of songs as the blackie.he,s the cheekie chappie of the singers great photos pottyg

17 Jun, 2010
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pottyg said:

Glad you both enjoyed this.
Jane ~ Despite the fresh food they are finding I am still getting through huge amounts of meal worms and robin/songbird seed too! It just shows how much they need our help to successfully raise their young.

18 Jun, 2010
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jane said:

Ditto Pg....lots of young sparrows,blackbirds,dunnocks,bluetits etc.Goodness knows where they are all coming from ! The sparrows were nesting in rows of "flats "...pantiles in the church roof next door.They have brought all their young here to feed !! Great they are having such a successful year !

22 Jun, 2010
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sixpence said:

Lovely blog and the words lol, if you watch carefully they cock their head to one side listening for the worms.

23 Jun, 2010
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mavisc52 said:

The magpies in my garden have three young this year and there are loads of young starlings, it can be pretty busy at the bird bath, more so when the pigeon decides to use the bird bath as his own private paddling pool.

23 Jun, 2010
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pottyg said:

Glad you recognise the song 6d!! Yes, I have seen the head cocking...
Mavis ~ no Magpies here, well, there are but they don't come to the feeders. I do get Wood Pigeons occasionally, such lovely colouring.

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