Jet's picture

blackbird behaviour

A local male blackbird has been flying onto the top of a fencepost which is overhung with foliage. Here he moves around, then settles down as if sitting on a nest, pecking at the surrounding leaves as birds do sitting on a nest. Is this normal behaviour? There is no nest there.



anonymous spotter's picture

blackbird behaviour

I've seen similar activity - maybe he is unpaired and his hormones are telling him this is what he should be doing on the nest? I believe both sexes share incubation.