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Blackbirds
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Today I was thinking about trimming the Lilac Bush back,as this bush is right along side where I park my car on the drive.Just thought I'd check first and good job I did right where I open my car door to get in and out at head height is a blackbird sitting on the nest.As I peered into the bush a pair of beady eyes stared back. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='blink' /> with a What are you looking at expression <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

They do choose some silly places to set up home,not really cat safe.I suppose it's just slightly better than in the climbing rose by the front door of the house they choose last year.
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#2
We keep getting pesky collard doves trying to nest on top of the security light and time and time again i have to get the ladder out and shoo them off. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='blink' />



I would not mind them up there if the light didnt get so dam hot when its on. The nest is perfect kindling and a house fire is not good.



I think i may have to find some of those spike things you see on buildings in town centers to stop pigeons roosting.
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#3
I have a blackbird nesting in my climbing rose, I must say she will be safe from cata etc as it's prickely stuff <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
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#4
hey, maybe you can swop the eggs when she's not looking.......get some chookie eggs under her!!!
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#5
[quote name='The Faerie' date='17 May 2010 - 06:48 PM' timestamp='1274118484' post='193353']

hey, maybe you can swop the eggs when she's not looking.......get some chookie eggs under her!!!

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[quote name='The Faerie' date='17 May 2010 - 06:48 PM' timestamp='1274118484' post='193353']

hey, maybe you can swop the eggs when she's not looking.......get some chookie eggs under her!!!

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I like that thought <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' /> I can just see poor mother Blackbird thinking these cuckoo's eggs are getting bigger <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
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A year on and they have choosen the same place to nest <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='blink' /> good job I checked before having the Lilac trimmed back this morning.The blackbirds have four chicks in there <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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[quote name='zenith' date='19 May 2011 - 08:28 PM' timestamp='1305833319' post='234791']

A year on and they have choosen the same place to nest <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='blink' /> good job I checked before having the Lilac trimmed back this morning.The blackbirds have four chicks in there <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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Bless..i have blue tits nesting in a box near the kennels.Every time i pass to go to kennels or poultry i can hear the little ones shouting for food.
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#9
OOOOh I love watching the birds nest and then the little ones fledge. It's the simple things that make me smile!!!! I had a blackbird fledgling land in my chicken run last week and one of my hens went right up to it with her beak at the blackbirds head. The little thing opened it beak and stared at her. I assume the blackbird was asking for food from my hen??? Or a threat? My hen just walked off and carried on with her day! It made me smile for ages!!!!



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#10
Yours are a bit behind Zen, we have quite old blackbird chicks already which I am feeding sultanas as the ground is too hard for mum to get worms and stuff. They seem to be doing very well on their improvised diet <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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#11
[quote name='Teazel' date='20 May 2011 - 08:47 PM' timestamp='1305920864' post='234894']

Yours are a bit behind Zen, we have quite old blackbird chicks already which I am feeding sultanas as the ground is too hard for mum to get worms and stuff. They seem to be doing very well on their improvised diet <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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Everywhere here seemed to get leaf cover later this year,then all of a sudden seemed green all over.I'm not sure but this could be their second brood,haven't seen any young birds other than sparrows about and them only in this last week or so.
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