MY LITTLE BLACKBIRD FRIEND WHO WAS QUITE HAPPY TO BE IN THE GARDEN WITH ME

We had a visit last year from a sparrowhawk it landed on a bird in the garden under the pear tree,  killed it,  plucked it and flew away with the body.

 

Last sunday morning went out with some bread for the birds as I always do and saw a pile of black feathers.

 

I went to look and there was a yellow beak.

 

 I knew it was one of the blackbirds who live in our garden.

 

We are visited by many other birds inc finches, nuthatches, tits, robins, rooks, starlings to name a few as we have seed hangers out for them their favorite being sunflower hearts.

 

The garden has been very quiet this week and I have not seen my little blackbird friend who was going grey.  He would follow me after I had been digging up weeds looking for worms and would be quite happy to be in the garden with me.

I will keep looking out for him with hope but…

 

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Mo, thank you for telling us about this.  It is true we do get attached to garden birds and they do hop around after us.  I think we just take this for granted, but really it is a wonderfull connection between wildlife and us. 

You’ll miss your blackbird friend, and it makes things worse that the other birds are staying away because of this Sparrowhawk.  So as well as killing garden birds sparrowhawks are keeping them away from a reliable source of bird food – which they need, especially at this time of year

2 thoughts on “MY LITTLE BLACKBIRD FRIEND WHO WAS QUITE HAPPY TO BE IN THE GARDEN WITH ME

  1. Beverley Stuart

    I posted a comment in may about a blackbird friend.Well, I didn’t see him for a while,as I was poorly for a long period,but carried on leaving diced apple.So last month, I got back in the garden and he showed up after a week or so,but acting strange,like he was in a huff with me.Since I’ve been talking and whistleling to him again,he’s back chirpy as ever.Don’t blackbirds seem very intelligent creatures!

  2. Trish Post author

    Indeed they do! It shows your black bird friend missed you. So that shows blackbirds have feelings and can remember people – and so that means they can remember who has been feeding them.

    It was very kind of you to think of your blackbird friend when you were ill. That again shows the connection we have with wild birds

    I hope you are better now. It’s a pity we can’t communicate in a way that would let your blackbird friend know you’d been ill!!!!

    What a lovely happening. thank you for telling us about it.

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