I have a nest just outside my bay window with fledgling blackbirds.
i have been monitoring them and checking they are ok.
the mother and father blackbird are very friendly and often visit me and
stand about 6 ft away just watching the nest and making eye contact with me. They often come close and vocalise at me signalling that they need something.
at 6:00am this morning opened back door and mother and father blackbird were right at the step hopping up and down and vocalising loudly and seemed to want my attention.
i looked to the left and the fledgling was stood on the patio with mother and father facing it. There was a brief silence and then the fledgling fluttered wings and took flight.
mother and father immediately followed.
a short while later mother and father returned and sat on bird table facing me seemingly proud of the achievement.
most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed.
I have been out and installed a bird box for added protection for my feathered friends.
kind Regards Jonathan
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