Hedgerow Blackbird Nest
This blackbird is building in the hedgerow that runs down the side of my house and garden. It is right outside my conservatory window, so was easily to pop the small Birdsy cam inside. I saw her taking materials in on 21st June. At this point she has almost finished the nest.
She is currently bringing materials in and then paddling with her feet and pressing her body down to form the cup of the nest.
This is filmed with a Birdsy Cam. These are currently part of a Kickstarter campaign and discounts are available until 15th July. Find out more on my Birdsy webpage or using the links below:
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What to watch for.....
The male is black, with a bright yellow beak and yellow eye ring. He brings food regularly, but does not sit on the nest. He will feed the female whilst she incubates.
The female is brown and can often be seen at the nest. She builds the nest. Watch her paddle inside and press down with her body as she shapes the cup. She will then lay up to 4 eggs and incubate these while the male feeds her.
This is the 3rd nest I have filmed this season. I wonder how many chicks we'll have!
Keep an eye out for the different foods that the adults bring to the nest. It is mainly earthworms, but you may spy a couple of other things like spiders, flies and caterpillars