Justified & Ancient
- Mar 17, 2014
Oh my blackbirds - a pair - seem pretty shy and in awe of the robins and the tit collection. You probably have a more macho blackbird than our's. The other tentative feeder, I've noticed, is a thrush that just comes occasionally, and seems to peck the others' leftovers off the floor, under the feeders. The wood pigeons are probably our biggest birds and they waddle, they're so fat. I was watching the super morbidly obese one feed the other day (as opposed to the just obese one) and thinking "How can you possibly cram more food into your cakehole?" Even in the middle of those few days of snow, it didn't, for one moment, look realistically hungry.Ever since the heavy snow of the past couple of weeks, there's a blackbird in my garden that has been guarding the bird feeders and making sure no other birdies get any seeds. Even the robin, who is a mean little bastard (but cute!) and normally wouldn't take that shit, has been chased away. It's ridiculous, one blackbird can't eat all that anyway. With any luck the Spring will give him other things to think about.