Saturday, 2 August 2014

Blackbirds



I do love watching the Blackbirds getting busy at this time of year.  The birds are starting to pair up and fights and squabbles over territory can be heard.



The rain has bought the worms up closer to the surface and they are easy to hear and get to.  



The male is keeping an eye out for cats and other threats while his lady has her meal.  They will be getting into nest building soon and after she has incubated the eggs he will be busy helping her feed the next generation.



14 comments:

  1. es I agree, a lovely quiet bird to watch with a lovely song. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Well captured with the worm in its beak Jocee.

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  3. PAiring already? You seem to have a very short winter! (But we in Canada have a long one.)

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  4. Our summer is going fast and your spring is almost here. Amazing how time flies.. I love the blackbirds. It is neat watching their behavior.. Great post and photos. Thank you for linking up to my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. I like the shot with the worm and the last one...nice!

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  6. your blackbirds are SO handsome. i've loved them since i first saw them on a blog.

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  7. Beautiful birds! I love the last shot.

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  8. lovely photos and glad to see one picking up its dinner

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  9. Just have to love nature, right? They are pretty birds!! Love the one of the male watching over his love and protecting.

    Thank you for linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend. Always appreciated!!

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  10. FAntastic shots of a beautiful bird!

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  11. There aren't a lot of them around the house but I do see them in the paddocks. They are fun to watch!

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