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Old Sunday 7th July 2019, 15:09   #1
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Juvenile blackbird breeding

On 17th June I saw a juvenile blackbird collecting nesting material. I can't find any info. on such behaviour. Has anyone else seen a 1st calender year blackbird attempting to breed?
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Old Friday 12th July 2019, 12:36   #2
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Perhaps helping its parents with a later brood? Don't know about blackbirds, but hasn't similar behaviour been recorded in other species?
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Old Monday 15th July 2019, 03:51   #3
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Perhaps helping its parents with a later brood? Don't know about blackbirds, but hasn't similar behaviour been recorded in other species?
Yes that's a good point, I've heard of that behaviour too but didn't consider it in thus instance. Thank you.
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Did you observe this individual repeatedly collecting material and building a nest? Could be an inquisitive and one off action. Either way, interesting.
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Could it be that it is still learning what is food and what isn't? (photo does look interesting mind).
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