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Blackbirds fighting
« on: December 22, 2008, 08:07:25 am »
I have just stood drinking a cup of coffee in the lane and watched fascinated along with my cat and two chickens whilst two male blackbirds had a spectacular and very noisy fight. Several other blackbirds were perched in the hedge and on on the wall egging them on. I thought they only did that kind of thing in the breeding season.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Blackbids fighting
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 08:12:31 am »
I've heard that blackbids will indeed protect a food source (e.g. a prolific hawthorn bush) during the winter months.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

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Re: Blackbids fighting
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008, 09:46:41 am »
I've heard that blackbids will indeed protect a food source (e.g. a prolific hawthorn bush) during the winter months.



Ah males fighting over a prolific bush ,nowt new there then. ;)
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Re: Blackbirds fighting
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008, 09:48:41 am »
I think they must have been fighting in anticipation of my neighbour putting out food which she does every morning on and under the fence into the field. Attracts loads of birds including my chickens and a couple of pheasants.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.