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14/07/2014 at 20:04

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

I have blackbirds in the mower shed.


14/07/2014 at 20:22

Wonderful.  Lucky you

14/07/2014 at 20:34

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

14/07/2014 at 20:38

Lovely Nut

14/07/2014 at 20:53

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.

14/07/2014 at 21:03

All the blackbirds are here artjak. 

14/07/2014 at 21:12

Could you post one to me please?

14/07/2014 at 21:16

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

14/07/2014 at 21:23

What a nice pic


14/07/2014 at 21:59


14/07/2014 at 22:21

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!

14/07/2014 at 22:27

  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 

14/07/2014 at 22:42

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

15/07/2014 at 17:46

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


15/07/2014 at 17:59

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.

16/07/2014 at 06:21

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

16/07/2014 at 08:04

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?


16/07/2014 at 08:20

Young robin 

It happens - learning to fly is a complicated and dangerous thing 

16/07/2014 at 08:28

16/07/2014 at 10:47

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 



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