Blackbird odd behaviour ??
There is not much bird activity in my garden at the moment except for ONE blackbird. Looks like a young female. She hops around the garden keeping to the undergrowth where possible, but also on lawn. She hops/flutters up to and into my raised beds, the ones with good cover of crops, and comes quite close to me while gardening. However, I have never seen her fly. The highest I saw her, and that was only once, was clinging to the very small window ledge of the summerhouse, then when I disturbed her she tumbled off and scuttled away under the undergrowth.. I have been leaving food out for her in several places and she arrives every day to eat it. Normally blackbirds would be landing/sitting on my greenhouse roof, A-frames, arch, birdbath, table & chairs & benches, but this bird is NOT doing any of those things...This has gone on now for about 2-3 weeks. She seems to be growing but remains lighter in colour and a bit fluffier than a fully grown blackbird female. She is always on her own. She does not fly off (or I have never seen her), always seems to be in hiding in the garden somewhere and often I can hear her getting closer to me when weeding. Any comments please?