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An odd couple

Observed: 27th January 2011 By: George WGeorge W’s reputation in BirdsGeorge W’s reputation in BirdsGeorge W’s reputation in Birds
Female
Male
Description:

This pair, I assume they are a pair because they always visit together, never try taking food from the bird table but prefer to root around and stab at the ground. She more than he digs holes in the ground. It's just as well I didn't want a 'bowling green' lawn.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Blackbird (Turdus merula) interacts

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

They can be very noisy too-

as well as industrious diggers. If you're out in the woods on a still autumn day, a blackbird throwing dead leaves around to find invertebrates underneath can be surprisingly loud.