Hi I’m just wondering if Blackbirds are nesting under my decking, at far end of garden. This is below a small summerhouse, so not used at this time of year.  I’ve seen them disappear under and come our other side then run down the garden. Is this strange ? 

  • They will not be nesting at the moment Gena, but more than likely using the space as a roost, to shelter in, away from the wind and rain. They may well have nested there before and are re visiting or are just looking for potential places for this year.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • They may well have been foraging the dark space for insects & spiders etc. to supplement their diet!


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  • I wouldn't rule out the nesting option, although the location is odd. I forget the forumite who posted it, but there is a recent thread (last two weeks) with pics of newly hatched Blackbirds in the London area.

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)