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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 9th June, 2021)

Fledgling blackbirds

Fledgling blackbirds
Fledgling blackbirds in our wood store.

Photo: David Long  (Sony DSC-RX10M3)
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Comment by: Mmick on 9th June 2021 at 08:15

Good one Rev, weve had some Blackbirds in our bush and some Bluetits in a box this year.
BTW Ive been seeing Yellowhammers down Arbour lane

Comment by: Poet on 9th June 2021 at 09:54

Blackbird fledglings seem to be everywhere . I've seen tons this week . Lots of yellowhammers too Mick down Langtree . I' d been wondering why the swallows are late this year , then lo I saw my first one yesterday .
Nice picture Reverend .

Comment by: A Yellowhammer on 9th June 2021 at 10:48

"a little bit of bread and no cheese"!

Comment by: Rainh on 9th June 2021 at 13:03

I can’t tell which is which as regards swallows and swifts but it’s amazing to watch their aerial duels and acrobatics in the sky . I was transfixed the other day watching two . Along canals is another good place to see them . Bats in the evening are another of my favourites if you are lucky enough to see them , Had them just above my head one time , truly magical !

Comment by: Poet on 9th June 2021 at 13:37

Hello again fair weather friend
Though you'll be gone when the sun slants low
At summers end ,
I'm glad to see you femme fatale
My Swallow , in sleek Morticia dress
Cutting above the rippling wheat
In sapphire black , you heartbreaker
Forever will I take you back
My Swallow for a little while ,
'Til late one magenta sunset eve
You tilt and turn back to the Nile .

Comment by: POD Fan. on 9th June 2021 at 13:56

Veronica and Irene, where are you? Missing your interesting and positive comments on P.O.D. !

Comment by: Veronica on 9th June 2021 at 14:44

Not sure where Irene is POD Fan but I have been abroad to the Isle of Wight. Although I did manage to look in on a few occasions. I'm sure Irene will be back soon though, she's probably having a Brief Encounter with some foreign blackbirds similar to the ones above! Thanks all the same for your interest.. nice photo of the Blackbird family, they do look nice and cosy amongst the sawdust.xx

Comment by: Rainh on 9th June 2021 at 15:43

Like my very last word Poet..

Comment by: lock lass on 9th June 2021 at 17:01

Yes, I have had blackbirds in my garden nesting in a Camellia tree and there were two babies in the nest and they both fledged last week. I have had wood pigeons in my conifer hedge too and two of them fledged last weekend but they keep coming back waiting for me to feed them. Thanks for sharing this photo David, isn't nature wonderful.

Comment by: Broady on 9th June 2021 at 19:05

I suspect Irene has been hacked again.

Comment by: Edna on 9th June 2021 at 19:37

Lovely photo David.I love watching the blackbirds in the garden, with all their little antics.Yes were is Irene?

Comment by: PeterP on 10th June 2021 at 10:44

Had a blackbirds nest at the back of the gutter near the front door last year, Think there where 3 chicks in the nest took a couple of photos still on my camera

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