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Blackbird duets

Post by rick » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:25 pm

Does anyone have any idea what these blackbirds are doing?
It sounds like a musical contest with each listening to the other's phrases and trying to outdo it - a bit like a rap jam contest!
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Re: Blackbird duets

Post by Marigold » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:32 pm

I know i'm going a bit deaf, but I can't hear anything, Rick.....
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Re: Blackbird duets

Post by Tweetypie » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:41 pm

Me neither, must be our age 😁....
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Re: Blackbird duets

Post by rick » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:08 pm

Its your double glazing! Your ... I said - Open your window!
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Re: Blackbird duets

Post by rick » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:11 pm

Oh! - well they've stopped now.
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Re: Blackbird duets

Post by Marigold » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:50 pm

It's probably two shouty males on adjacent territories, staking their claims as loudly as possible.
Much like the Conservative leader contest.....
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Re: Blackbird duets

Post by bigyetiman » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:54 am

It is just territorial and a bid to impress any female with "I am biggest and best"
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Post by Hen-Gen » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:24 am

bigyetiman wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:54 am
It is just territorial and a bid to impress any female with "I am biggest and best"
Sounds like an average Saturday night at the bar in Unst!
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Re: Blackbird duets

Post by bigyetiman » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:39 pm

I must move there pronto :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Blackbird duets

Post by rick » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:35 pm

I thought it might be something like that. What seems intriguing is that they have already raised at least one nest full this year and yet, round here, the evening vocal hi jinks only started in earnest a couple of weeks ago. Maybe the girls are doubly hard to impress the second time around! I had the bizarre notion that it was some sort of local lingo school for the offspring - or at least 'OK youngsters, think your good but match this!'
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