Monday, June 18, 2012

Blackbirds outside my window

I enjoyed watching three blackbirds outside my window, this evening.

Their bodies seemed roundish and their posture seemed unsteady, and so I wondered if they were baby blackbirds. They seemed to fluff up their feathers now and then,  giving them a ruffled look, as though they were not experienced at this.

I watched them take off from the line and fly to a tree, back and forth repeatedly as though, they were young birds practising flying.

According to the information I read this evening these birds must be adults, as the fledglings tend to be rounder, with brown feathers. Perhaps these are 1 year old birds, and still like to stay close. They seem like siblings somehow due to the way they huddle together.

Here is a lovely video of three chicks leaving the nest. It is abit long, but very sweet!

Watching these birds lifted my spirits this evening. Their bravery in spite of uncertainty - is a good tonic.


Teri Casper said...

Isn't nature great!!?!! I can sit and watch it all day. I have seen bluebirds fledge and it was awesome to see the parents coax them out and their attempts at flying.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

I agree with you, really there is so much that is awsome in nature.
I've seen a few of your posts about these bluebirds, and they were very interesting!
Thanks for visiting,

sandy said...

Yes, I will bet they are young. Were you close enough to hear them? Sometimes young birds are quite loud.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Hi, sandy,
Thanks for visiting.
Interestingly, they are quite loud, and I do think they must be quite young.
When I see the other blackbirds, they are definitely larger, and less "round".
I wonder if there is something almost universal in the young of any species, that seems to touch our hearts? Because that is what these guys did for me. :)

The Boston Lady said...

I love your pictures of the birds on the wire. I think you are right, they are family members who like to stay together. The video is precious, the fledgling stage is so precarious, but wonderful to watch.


Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

I'm really glad that you enjoyed the video.
Have a wonderful weekend!