The blackbirds seem to have been hiding just of late, but this afternoon just as it was turning dusk, I noticed four having a great old scout around the garden, they really do look humorous as they run out from the undergrowth, hurriedly poke at the ground and turn over the leaf litter to find insects or earthworms and then hurriedly run back to find cover again. There is a lot in my garden for the blackbirds to feed on, plenty of earthworms in my soil, lots of shrubs with berries
on, and I buy dried fruit especially for them, so they will never go short.

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye
Four-and-twenty Blackbirds baked in a pie
When the pie was opened the birds begin to sing
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the King

I would have only had to of seen another twenty
and I would've had enough to bake a pie with, only joking!


Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, Oh I do love the birds that come to my garden as well.

Your comments both here and left on my blog are so cheery.

ta ta for now,

Anonymous said...

also . . . about your poll . . . Ugh, i could pick up a large hairy spider with my bare hands . . . only if i HAD to!

i know they don't hurt us (usually) but they do scare us,don't they.

I'm good to say that most times, when i find them inside my home . . . i gently pick them up, using something other than my hands, and take them outside to live another day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, I love the call the blackbird makes usually as it takes off with fright as I stumbled upon it and frightened it!
A great post.
Sara from farmingfriends

Gigibird said...

Blackbirds are my favourite birds. When we first moved her we had a Mr & Mrs who regularly visited and it was lovely watching their antics but sadly something happened to Mr and since then I hardly have any blackbird visitors despite offering them worms, suet with insects and sultanas.....