Thursday, 2 April 2009

Blackbird nest building

The blackbirds are still nest building and visiting the gutter on our conservatory for materials. This morning I manged to get a good view of them from behind an evergreen tree.

What I found particularly interesting was that although the female collected all the materials the male seemed to stand on guard.
He would appear first and remain in a tree nearby. A minute or so later the female arrived, rooting around any collecting moss and other debris. As soon as she flew off, the male followed.

In between trips, I manged to get out into the shed outside and look through the window, which gave me a good close up view.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Can you send them round to my house next... I need my gutters clearing out! Great pictures.