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.