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as a follow-up to artjak's robins in the spud sack.

I have blackbirds in the mower shed.



Wonderful.  Lucky you


Mrs B has the occasional panic on mowing day but she's kept things going


Lovely Nut


Nut, that is a lovely photo, I am worried as for the first year I have not got a blackbird singing on the TV aerial. I wonder if this is because I was given a Jack Russel last August and Blackbirds seem to feed a lot on the ground. The dog would not go for them, but they don't know that.



All the blackbirds are here artjak. 


Could you post one to me please?


We've got thrushes as well. It's a year or two since I heard the sound of snail bashing, great to hear it again.

I'll check and see if any of the blackbirds would like to relocate artjak


Wonderful, nut!

I'm seriously jealous of your thrushes though - I honestly can't remember the last time I saw one here - it may be over 20 years ago!


  Is that a second or third brood Nut?  

We've got two families of blackbird fledglings arguing about whose garden this is?  

I'm disputing rights to the raspberries with them 

I heard a songthrush singing from a tree near our garden the other night - so thrilled 

The last time I saw one was at my mother in law's place - not far from Nut 


That's the first brood in the mower shed Dove. 

20 years is along time without a thrush Bob. It's not been as long as that here but it's very good to have them back. Low numbers though

Beaus Mum

I'm not sure but think I have twin baby thrushes that are very cheeky and follow me all the time in the garden. They are the cutest things ever. Beau likes to chase them off but they don't worry and come straight back! After all you have said above maybe they are not thrushes but def have speckled chests. When bf home will try and get a pic to show you  The babies above are beautiful


Congratulations on your eggs Nutcutlet

Heard Thrush singing in the garden a few weeks ago but rarely seen.  They are certainly few and far between these days ( or for me at least  )

GSWoodpeckers are frequent visitors again so suppose I mustn't complain.


I'm surprised you don't see the thrush singing, ps2. They usually stand on a very prominent perch.


Yesterday I found this little dead bird, I think it had flown into the glass off the greenhouse and killed itself; can anyone identify it?




My partner was out in the tractor the other week.   He'd been working for about 4 hours when the front grill panel fell off.  He carried on finishing what he'd been doing and then went back to pick up the panel and put it back on.  

And there right on top of the tractor's battery was a nest with 2 mistle thrushes!   (The front grill panel has quite big gaps in it) .  They were very warm!   He immediately took the tractor back to the barn and there was "mummy" thrush waiting for her young to return from their trip out!     

Couldn't use the tractor till they fledged and flew the nest 4 days later.    We thought they were lucky not to have been cooked with the heat of the tractor