I noticed this blackbird entering the honeysuckle next to my greenhouse. On closer examination, I found a nest with 3 eggs. Mounting a camera on a tripod, I moved it a little closer each time she got off until she was in view. It is quite low and in quite an open position, so I am a little concerned about predation, but we'll have to wait and see. There are 2 chicks in the nest and they are doing well... fingers crossed for the success of this little family!
After seeing blackbirds disappearing inside the honeysuckle next to my pond, I went to have a peek. I was surprised to find a nest with 3 beautiful eggs! I mounted a camera onto a tripod and, everytime she left the nest, I moved it a little closer.
I have filmed a few blackbird nests in my hedgerow in the past and all have been predated by corvids. I am hoping this nest is more successful!
There are two chicks in the nest that are doing well... fingers crossed!
This Flickr Slideshow shows some highlights from this nest
Follow the story of this nest via my YouTube videos on my YouTube Channel