Friday, 17 February 2012

Friday at the Flicks - Blackbirds Love Apples

During the snowy, cold weather a short while ago I put out some sliced apples for the birds hoping to encourage Fieldfare or Redwing but I think the number of Blackbirds milling round the garden put off any strangers visiting.

At one stage a female Blackbird even spent some time eating a rather wizened apple which was still attached to an apple tree in the garden next door.

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.

A couple of nights ago there was a spectacular, though unexpected, aurora display over the Arctic. A US Defense Meteorological Program satellite captured some views from space which can be seen HERE. A photo taken from the ground can be found HERE.


  1. Thanks for the links. They are wonderful images.

  2. I bet they were very grateful for the apples John.

  3. Great videos today John. I had a gang of Blackbirds who were totally intimidated by one Fieldfare in particular and were not let anywhere near the apple halves I put out!

  4. Adrian: I often check the SpaceWeather site. They get some fantastic photos on there.

  5. I'm sure they were Keith considering the speed they devour them.

  6. Thank you Jan. I had to laugh at the idea that one Fieldfare could intimidate a gang of Blackbirds.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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