Wildlife Wednesday

An empty blackbird nest in the beech hedge in the garden, exposed now because winds have blown the brown leaves off before the new ones are ready to open. We suspect either eggs or chicks were predated.

blackbird nest

blackbird nest

 

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Afraid so as there was no sign of fledged young ones. Same thing happened to little Dunnock last year.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I didn’t know starlings would try and get into a nest box. Glad it didn’t succeed. Last year we had two pairs of starlings nesting under the roof tiles at either end of the house. And we only get the occasional sparrow.

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      1. Meanderer

        We get large groups of starlings here at different times throughout the year – they feed on the nuts in the bird feeders. The sparrows and blue tits seem to be able to co-exist with them most of the time. They sort of tolerate each other – so it was a bit of a surprise to see a starling try to get at the sparrows’ nest.

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