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My Blackbird Family

I've had a young male blackbird choosing my balcony as his command center in 2012. We started getting friends in 2014 when they built a nest in one of my flowerpots. From then on I put out food regularly to gain his trust. He won't eat from my hand, but I can come as close as 30, 40 cm now without him leaving. Here are some pics I took of him on my balcony and his kids in the yard this year.

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Mr. Blackbird collecting some dried mealworms for his kids.

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Mrs. Blackbird at the water bowl.

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Both he and the Mrs. really love kaki fruits. They even faught over it.

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Their baby. The only one that stayed alive this year. Apart from the ones she's still hatching.

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Last week I managed to get some pics of the baby in the evening. It was getting tired already and yawning. :-)

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A last baby shot. It was looking at me sternly, probably trying to figure out if I was dangerous and it should go into hiding, or if it was safe to stay. It decided on the latter option. :-)

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