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 Hi thought you might like to see this black bird nesting in my shed

its nest is so round and neat. can't wait to see chicks.



  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..I wish I could enlarge it, but she looks happy... I wonder how she gets in and out the shed, I mean what exit?  I broken window or somesuch...?

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    They're great fun to watch - I had one in a pot plant a few years ago.

    The chicks take a good while to hatch, so you'll have them for about 3-4 weeks. Enjoy!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,950

    Lovely Aliesh! Will be great to see the chicks. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    My Blackbirds are nesting for second year at my garden. I can see the nest inside the ivy but its well situated. Mr Blackbird is omnipresent with mouthfuls of grubs, Mrs Blackbird makes random appearances to stretch her legs. image

  • how lovely image she looks very proud of herself!

  • Val40Val40 Posts: 1,377

    For the first time to my knowledge, I have a blackbird in my garden.  Arrived yesterday and didn't turn a feather when I walked down the garden today.  Just carried on with what 'it' was doing.  Know nothing about birds and wonder whether you could tell me where it may be nesting.  What sort of habitat would it go for? Sorry if that sounds daft. I'm an ignoramous. image

  • sterelitzasterelitza Posts: 109
    What a lovely picture Aliesh, you must be so proud to have these blackbirds nest in your shed. I saw a pair on my lawn yesterday morning, the female was chasing off the male blackbird, just like she was saying.. get away I am having my breakfast. So cute.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,950

    Tina as you can see from Aliesh's pic they don't need hedges or shrubs to nest! They don't nest too high up either but usually in hedges or big shrubs. The eggs are quite small, pale blue/green and mottled. If you have borders with bark on them you'll often find the bark scattered around cos they like digging about for worms. The males are the black ones with orange/yellow beak and females are brown and speckled as you can tell from Aliesh's pic.

    They're just beautiful.

    Just call me Bill Oddie...or maybe not image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Tina, if you can find time to just sit and watch for a while (any excuse, I say!) you'll notice the birds carrying things in their beaks and heading in a certain direction or, if you're lucky, to a particular place.
    Because the weather has been so awful I had hardly been outside so didn't spot the nest building activity; it was only when I kept seeing a male blackbird constantly picking up food and heading for my camellia bush that I realised there was a nest. They fledged last week and Mrs B. appears to be sitting in the nest again so there may even be a second brood on the way image

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