Monday, 12 March 2007

Blackbird serenade


Today was paint the greenhouse day but, as I was doing it, I was aware that the Blackbirds were in full song. Blackbirds have one of the best songs of the European song birds, but what intrigued me was that within a fairly small area I could hear three or even four singing. The two birds above were no more then 35 yards apart and another was a further 30 yards away, and a fourth was a bit more distant. These singing battles are best heard at dawn, and generally prevent actual physical violence being done.

3 comments:

Nathalie said...

Territory marking!
If only men could also do it all with singing competitions!!!
Nathalie

Sydney Daily Snap

Tony Morris said...

Hi Nathalie, yes that was where I was aiming!

isabella said...

You caught him with his mouth...er...beak open!

What a great link, too(loved the key rattling sound of the "corn dumpling"). I shall refer to it as needed (which is often!), although I don't know how many of UK and Southern Florida birds would overlap.