Saturday, 27 February 2010

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

The sight of the plump, healthy blackbirds in my back garden put in mind the Beatles song 'Blackbird'. Whilst trolling through You Tube I came across Sarah McLachlin's version and I loved it.

Hmmmm.... seems to be a prob with you Tube at the moment. I'll try again later.

......and I know it's not the dead of night, but it's close.

This is one of his favourite haunts, i fill the basket with peanuts and bread...... you can see the effect of the high carb diet!

Ok I know there's no blackbirds in the tree, but I liked it anyways.

There's no denying this little fella is well fed. A regular at Neil's Garden Cafe.
Now if only I could catch that robin.....

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  1. I always liked that song, but i especially like your post and pictures today!

  2. You're right, that bird is certainly not suffering this winter! Nice photos.

  3. I enjoyed your post and photos of the blackbird.

  4. I love that last photo, Neil. It's obvious your garden cafe has been well visited.

    I have to admit I like the Sarah McLachlan version of that song better than the Beatles.

  5. Oh... and I like the new blue look of your blog!

  6. It still looks cold in Scotland. Nice photos you posted here.

  7. Lovely shots of the blackbird Neil, he certainly looks well fed. At the moment it's costing me more to feed the birds than the dogs. They are worth it though. I love your birdless tree.

  8. Nice shots, and i like the song too ;)

  9. Louise Macaulay18 May 2010 at 23:04

    Try raisins. Our blackbird loves them and perches on your hand to eat!