Can anyone tell me where my two blackbirds have disapeared to. I had a female who visited my garden several times a day which i could get quite close to and give her worms out of my hand, and a male very young blackbird. Now they have both disappeared, any ideas????
HI, this post and link to Ian H's blog should answer your question.
My garden is really quiet
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn...
In reply to bramble67:
They have finished with family duties and will have gone into quiet parts of the countryside to recover,stock up on the abundance of natural food and grow their posh new plumage,they will be back.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to Seaman:
Busy moulting! I have a friend in Tasmania with a pet blackbird who disappears into a cardboard box, only popping out occasionally to eat, while he moults his new feathers.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.
In reply to Maisie:
Think they have found that lots of Blackbirds move south for winter with lots of those in south of country going to france.
In reply to Sooty:
And then we will get our winter visiting Blackbirds from the continent when the weather turns very cold.
Well this scruffy chap decided to stay in my garden to have his moult.!!!
Have you ever seen anything like it!!!!!
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In reply to Sparrow:
Awww Linda, Poor thing! No I've never seen anything like it LOL
Best wishes Chris
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In reply to Woodpecker:
Certainly having a bad hair (or feather) day.
Hi Julie, yes they're all away at the moment but they'll be back.
Aw bless Linda, he certainly needs to tidy himself up a bit!! LOL
In reply to doggie:
Bang goes your blackberry crumble then Doggie,they will clean the lot off
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