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.
Saturday 30th May - Allingham
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