Incoming Blackbirds

Just wondered it anyone had noticed a "fall" of incoming Thrushes in recent days. This morning there were about 24 male Blackbirds in the grounds around our flats where normally we only see 2 or 3. 

Pete

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  • My goodness S, that time of year already?  Looking forward to seeing them back here but I had a long wait last year but I do have a fair supply of Pyracantha & Cotoneaster berries ready for them!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Not yet Seaman, we had about 12 in the garden a few years ago, not so many at all last year but the weather wasn't as cold if I remember correctly.   Seems a little early as Wendy thought, though I suppose it will be Oct very soon.

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  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Only 3 here, mainly starlings having their "rear up" in the morning & evening. Enjoyed watching the young ones grow.

    J

  • In reply to wren:

    Have just had my first visitor in the garden pecking around in the seed fall from Sunflower hearts feeder ... great to see!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    More starlings with us, the numbers have increased greatly over the last couple of weeks.The Black-headed Gulls are starting to congregate on the playing fields behind the house at dawn, but still short of the several hundred that we get in the winter.

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  • In reply to Stuart Vine:

    Not seen any increase in Blackbird numbers here in Berkshire. Only one or two around the garden. Curiously, all the Starlings have now disappeared completely. They must have gone to Stuart's.

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Right Tony, I'm billing you for the fatballs! ;-)

    "Let loose the Kraken!"

  • In reply to Stuart Vine:

    Plenty of starlings in the morning & evening time.

    J