Saturday, 3 September 2011

Blackbird

Blackbirds are not a native to Australia.  They breed efficiently in my garden, and I'm aware of one nest being constructed already this year.  Today I foudn one in the bird path.....
 .... it checked me out, and then went on bathing....
....  I have a few of these around the house.  I love their song, and the fact that they eat earwigs from the vegetables patch without disturbing the productive plants.  I wonder which species they have driven out.  I can't help but appreciate their activity though.  There is always a conflict between introduced and productive species, like us, and the original inhabitants.... difficult situations.

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