It's Blackbird City out there!
Blackbirds galore around our bird feeding station today.
-4° here in Shropshire this morning and the Blackbirds know when they are on to a good thing. No less than eight male Blackbirds all squabbling over who get's best position on the feeding tray. It was quite comical, they are all full of thoughts of finding a mate and setting up a nest for this year, yet first thing in the morning the males are wasting vital energy flapping around and leaping in the air fighting each other, not really over territory, that will I am sure come later in the day, but over who gets the food first - if they were to go steady, they would all fit on the bird feeding ground tray and get their fill quicker.
Eight beautiful jet black Blackbirds looking fantastic, no loose feathers from fighting, no faded colour from continuous feeding of the four broods of young birds they are about to raise. They are all in superb condition ready for the females to line up and be impressed. But there is a point, where are the female Blackbirds this year? we will get a better idea in the RSPB bird watch
this weekend, register and spare an hour for birdwatching this weekend, you might be surprised at what wild birds are visiting your garden feeders.
The Blackbirds in our garden are all feeding on our Blackbird and Thrush food
, it has raisins, Apple, Rowan berries suet pellets and lots of seeds already mixed in for the birds to enjoy, in fact make sure you only put out just enough wild bird food for your daily requirements, as at this time of year rodents are prevalent around bird feeding stations and will soon clear up the surplus seed during the night.
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Our Blackbird and Thrush food looks as good as any Muesli - and is every bit as good for your Blackbirds to enjoy a healthy breakfast![/caption]