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Hello Blackbird

This juvenile blackbird fell out of its nest as a baby, in between the garden fence and the back of our cat pen, a space of around 6 inches. The parents couldn’t get to it, so we had to initiate a great blackbird rescue. She’s become a permanent resident. 

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Fuji
Fuji (@fuji)
1 year ago

Carrie, you are better than a trip to the botanical gardens/wildlife refuge! I thought black birds were, if you will excuse my simplistic train of thought, black. But perhaps like the cardinals, the peacocks and so many other birds, it’s only the male that has the distinctive coloration. You did say this one is a she, and also a juvenile. Is that why she’s brown? How lovely for her that you were there to save her!

Have you ever seen the Masterpiece Theater series “The Durrells in Corfu”? It’s based on the true story of a very creative, even eccentric family. Gerald, the youngest son, was always rescuing animals and caring for them. He later became a very famous British naturalist, a title which I would also apply to you!

Thanks for these amazing pictures and the educational facts that accompany them.

Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson (@susan-dawson)
1 year ago
Reply to  Fuji

I enjoyed the series, Fuji.

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary (@emily-oleary)
1 year ago

Forever the animal rescuer! Such a little beauty, and a great picture!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

You are a great environmentalist, an animal lover, and an animal rescuer. That was a very inspiring deed of you, Carrie.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago
Reply to  Carrie OLeary

Good job, Carrie.

Brigitta Hegyi
Brigitta Hegyi (@brigitta-hegyi)
1 year ago

I love blackbirds, they are so friendly and they come really close to people. We have a place where they build their nests every year. You must be a real animal lover!

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Brigitta Hegyi
Brigitta Hegyi (@brigitta-hegyi)
1 year ago
Reply to  Carrie OLeary

They love to play and mark their territory.  ? 

Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
1 year ago

Not a lot I can say that hasn’t already been said Carrie, only that I love this picture and the expression on the blackbird’s face! So cute!

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

Another great picture Carrie, I remember some years back on my way to work, I saw a completely white one, but only the once. Although I did keep my eye out for it, I never saw it again.

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock (@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

‘Hello Blackbird’ is such a brilliant title. It drew me in instantly. The patterns the young blackbird has are beautiful. You are a wonderful animal rescuer! The blackbird was lucky to have found you.

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock (@daisy-blacklock)
11 months ago
Reply to  Carrie OLeary

Aw, they sound adorable. I have never seen a baby blackbird in real life.

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