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Juvenile blackbird breeding (1 Viewer)

Geoff WORCS

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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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kb57

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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?
 

Geoff WORCS

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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.
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
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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