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NestEnders 2023

Blackbird Nest

This blackbird chose to build a nest in the holly section of a hedgerow right outside my office window

When I spotted a blackbird disappearing into the holly in the hedgerow right outside my office, I was delighted. When she left to collect more materials, I popped a camera into the hedge to watch the progress. Once she has completed the nest, there may be a bit of quiet time before I hope she starts laying here and we can watch the story unfold.

The female builds the nest. She collects moss, grass and other natural materials. Using her chest, pressing down and paddling with her legs, she forms the cup. She tucks in the materials, forming this beautiful structure. It is pretty amazing to watch!

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