Saturday, 23 May 2020

Attacked from Above and Below

This large suet log has been hanging in the garden for weeks without any takers.


All of a sudden, now there are hungry youngsters to feed, it is being attacked from above and below.

As well as the inevitable Starlings there has been the occasional visit from a Rook to attack it from above:


A bit of jittery video, hand held looking through the kitchen window which was in full sunlight:

The attack from below is from a Blackbird:


He flies straight up, grabs a beak full and drops down again.


I have watched Blackbirds use the same tactic to grab the berries from ivy hedges when there is no place for them to land on the plant.


  1. I do like corvids but they can be buggers with weak lambs.

  2. Big crowd of jackdaws circled over my flat the other day, can't think why


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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