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Blackbirds nest building in June!

 
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geoffshep



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Blackbirds nest building in June! Reply with quote

Having watched 2 successive Blackbird broods, in a nest below our unoccupied nestbox, we thought it was all over for this year. Now we have a female taking huge amounts of nest material into another bush - which is actually right outside the kitchen window.

It was a bit confusing at first as there seemed to be 3 birds involved, which appeared to be youngsters. Now I think it could be a female and possibly 2 of her offspring hanging around her as she builds.

Need to get a camera in there asap.
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geoffshep



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now sitting on 3 eggs - this seems very late to be laying in late June.
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geoffshep



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 chicks just hatched in almost mid-July. The sparrows are having another brood too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingers crossed everything turns out ok for them Geoff! keep us posted Fingers crossed
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geoffshep



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second set of sparrows have flown from under the garage roof tiles. And I think it is 3 blackbird chicks.

The little sparrows I'm guessing - not venturing too far from home:

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geoffshep



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was never sure whether there were ever 3 chicks but there were at least 2 - now it seems there is only one. There only ever seems to be one parent coming and going so maybe she can't support more than one chick.
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