Thursday, February 26, 2009
Little Turdus gets some 'grub'
It took this young blackbird 25 minutes to get this huge curl grub down, and keep it down. (Dont worry, you only have to see it go down once, but we do have Part II tommorrow.) I think a more experienced bird would have let this monster go.
Blackbirds are introduced to Australia. I HATE their incessant rearranging of the bark mulch in the garden, but I LOVE their song. If you pass by my home, you may see me sweeping the bark from the pathways and back into the gardens, stopping occasionally to shake my fist at a blackbird and mutter various names at it.
Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) at Wiki.