Maybe Mrs B's been playing away from home so he's getting some Dutch courage to confront the other 'man' lisa!
Have I taken that too far....
We have quite a lot of birds visit us and nest in our hedges on all four sides of our garden, Sparrows and one Blackbird, our little Robin, Chaffinches etc., but sadly our neighbour cut down the one tree in his garden, which overlooked our back garden where all the birds used to sit...not sure where they will go but quite cross with him
Lisa, FG, I love the idea of a tipsy blackbird trying to woo his mate.
he'll get nowhere when he's so liary. Not a happy drunk.....
I've got 'Spot'. He has one light feather on his chest like a badge. Poor chap has a damaged beak and is unable to close it. He manages to pick up food by turning his head sideways. I feed him every day as I think he must struggle to survive otherwise. He cannot poke his beak into the soil to get worms as it won't close, so he'd just get a beakful of soil. Poor chap. Hope I can keep him well fed. he loves meal worms.
Saw my first Mistle Thrush this morning, was very excited
ddoris - that sounds quite like 'squinty' that we had in our garden. His beak didn't close very well either. He always seemed to be on his own. I always liked to make sure there was enough food available for him as I think he was bullied by other birds quite a bit.
What are we like ...
Manic Slughunter - are you able to plant a tree in your garden to replace the one your neighbour chopped down?
I don't think you can overfeed them, they use an enormous amount of energy through flight and general foraging, wild animals will only take the amount of energy in, that they need, that's why we don't see overweight birds.