Raisins – Mr. Blackbird’s Favorite

Raisins – Mr. Blackbird’s Favorite

This is Mr. Blackbird, taking a lunch break on my balcony. He really loves raisins! I seriously hope that blackbirds can’t get diabetes, because he really eats a lot of them. I am now his fully acknowledged distributor and protector of grapes – fresh or...
Gaining Mr. Blackbird’s Trust

Gaining Mr. Blackbird’s Trust

One of the first things I do each morning (after handing Little Miss Susi a jerky treat for breakfast and going to the loo of course) is walking over to the balcony to check if the blackbirds are there and if they still have enough food. Especially on cold days like...
When Sons Become Rivals

When Sons Become Rivals

Mr. Blackbird has been pretty agitated lately. A young rival has moved in the part of our yard that is just round the corner to his territory. Well, actualy he had considered that part of the yard part of his territory as well. Compared to the other blackbirds in the...
Spring Is In The Air

Spring Is In The Air

The past week had been sunny and the temperatures spring-like. Which seems to have aroused spring feelings in Mr. Blackbird. I see him veery closely following the Mrs. around these days. 😉 Still, it’s too early for the first round of fledglings, I hope they know...
Where the Blackbirds Sleep at Night

Where the Blackbirds Sleep at Night

Mr. and Mrs. Blackbird don’t come together very often. Yesterday was one of the rare occasions I could take a pic of them both sitting pretty close. He was a bit tired though when I took this shot. Kept snoozing off, conserving his energy in the cold. Today I...
Resuming Old Habits

Resuming Old Habits

I am happy to announce that Mr. Blackbird has resumed visiting my balcony on a daily basis. I guess he’s pretty content he gets his favorite food here – grapes and raisins. Today he spent some hours in composing mode – very softly (with closed beak)...
The Blackbirds Are Back!

The Blackbirds Are Back!

I am sooo relieved! The Blackbirds are back! After inspecting my appartement in early August they had disappeared. Went for a summer holiday, I don’t know. Mr. Blackbird was gone, the Mrs. dropped by once or twice a few days after he had disappeared, and the...
The Blackbirds Go Real Estate Shopping

The Blackbirds Go Real Estate Shopping

You won’t believe what I just found when I went into the kitchen to get more cold tomato soup and some juice! MR. BLACKBIRD STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM! I mean, I had told him yesterday that he’s welcome to come inside when it’s so hot out...