Where have all mi blackbirds gone ?? (South Derby) normally have half a dozen in the garden but for maybe 2 months not a single bird.. everything else is around. had 20 long-tailed tit causing a noisy mayhem the other day. Had heard that the summer had been bad for the worms etc
  • Hi Ian

    At this time of the year birds are on the move for winter, so yours could have moved further south.

    I'm just outside of Sheffield and like you I normally have plenty of Blackbirds in my garden but at the minute I'm down to a couple.

    A lot of people think they are seeing the same birds all year round but a lot will be migrants from further north and even from abroad.

    My Flickr photos

  • In reply to Alan.:

    Nary a one for me & I'm pretty far South!


     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Same here on Anglesey, very unusual for me not to get even one in the garden for at least two months now.

    Lot to learn