Thursday, 18 June 2020

Funny little blackbird


An abundance of cherries

We have a cheeky little blackbird that visits our garden and has been teasing me for the last couple of days.  I've been trying my utmost to get a photo of her helping herself to the fallen cherries from our tree.

Most years I leave the cherries for the birds to enjoy and of course I don't mind but this blackbird is being a minx. She plays around with a cherry tossing it about and holding it in her beak and then as soon as I take a photo the cherry is no more. As the cherry tree is part of our mole garden I think the blackbird is joining in the fun.


Here she is posing in front of the sign although there are no more "woopsies in the grass"


She's moved along now but no cherry


Now she's turned her back on me


So she knows what I'm up to and flies off to sit on the neighbour's fence

I would normally have more patience to photograph her in the act but a couple of days ago I had what they call a PICC line inserted into my upper right arm and the district nurses are visiting my home to flush it out so I owe it to them and myself to be sensible. So little blackbird help yourself to cherries and play as much as you like, I'll leave you be :)

10 comments:

  1. I like blackbirds and love their distinctive song - there's one in a nearby tree as I type this. I think you'll find yours is a male though, females are more of a dark brown with a browner beak and no yellow eye ring. It's obviously having fun with the berries though :)

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    1. I didn't know the difference between a male and a female blackbird, I just assumed it was a she because it was being such a little minx :) I do like to see them in the garden especially having fun with the cherries.

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  2. Fun, watching this birdie!

    Best of luck with this new "project," in your Recovery Program.

    You can watch the birdie, to your heart's content, another day.

    Gentle hugs...

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    1. I don't think he likes his photo bring taken so I'll put the camera away and just enjoy watching him play.

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  3. From Ann via Bloglovin'

    We leave the birds to eat the cherries here too. It's good you got pictures of the blackbird though, even if not in the act. The PICC line sounds a tricky thing to set up, I do hope it wasn't too awful for you when it was fitted :(

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    1. I really wanted a photo of the blackbird with the cherry in it's beak. I don't know if he swallowed the cherry whole but I cant even see the cherry on the ground. We do regularly find cherry stones on the path though.
      Having the PICC line fitted was quite an ordeal, I'll just say here it wasn't first time lucky and I don't want to go through that again!

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  4. There are a few visiting blackbirds to my garden too. I think there must be some nests nearby.
    I hope the PICC line isn't too uncomfortable. X

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    1. We had a blackbird's nest in our garden but sadly it was raided by a thieving magpie and an egg was dropped and smashed on the ground. We've left the nest alone but the blackbird never returned to it.

      I have to live with the PICC line in place for at least the next four months and it's OK, I'll get used to it. The district nurses will be visiting weekly to flush it and take blood to make sure I am well enough for the chemotherapy drugs. I'm being well looked after.

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  5. Our blackbirds are fun to watch too, but always move too quick for photos & do leave a mess after fossicking in the mulch. Enjoy the weekend, take care & huggles.

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    1. I like to watch the blackbirds and they are not happy if they know they are being watched. If they hear the click of the camera they are off. Enjoy your weekend too.

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