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Old Monday 1st December 2003, 22:50   #1
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laying eggs twice in one season??

i posted a few weeks ago about Blackbirds laying eggs in a nest on my window sill. 3 eggs lain, 2 hatched and now fledged.

Is it a common occurance for Blackbirds to lay twice in a season as I now have three eggs in the nest again. They do look the same, so I am assuming it is not an imposted.


PS I live in Australia.

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Old Monday 1st December 2003, 23:09   #2
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In the UK they frequently have three broods.
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And in Oz too.

Blackbirds have nested twice in a grevillea bush outside my laundry!
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yep they are outside my laundry too, on the window sill though. I REALLY didn't realise they lay more than one clutch. Oh well you learn something new every day! I get all the fun of watching them grow all over again.
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i posted a few weeks ago about Blackbirds laying eggs in a nest on my window sill. 3 eggs lain, 2 hatched and now fledged.

Is it a common occurance for Blackbirds to lay twice in a season as I now have three eggs in the nest again. They do look the same, so I am assuming it is not an imposted.


PS I live in Australia.

Thx

Nicki
Hi Nicki, I have an excellent book giving loads of information about the breeding habits of British and European birds, and I wonder if there is a similar book for Australian birds. Mine is called the Collins Field Guide: Bird Nests, Eggs and Nestlings.
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