A pair of Blackbirds have made a nest in a gutter above our patio doors,
It is an excellent spot because they have picked the end section and all water drains away from it
so whether it was accident or design they have proven their engineering worth by selecting an ideal
location that is secure and has good drainage.
Better than house designers in the UK, anyway I digress.
She is sat on the nest and he is feeding her and he flies in every 5 to 10 mins to stock her up.
She sits on her nest and as I said the nest is in a gutter over the back doors, she is within touch of me.
I have stood under her and just watched her but while I do that her mate stays away so we have avoided
using the back doors for a while.
Anyway I know Black birds are antisocial with each other but they don't fear us too much as long as we
know our place. I have known of them to feed from peoples hands while remaining completely aware
of their surroundings and flying off at any small infraction of protocol.
So the question, does the female stay still because she thinks I can't see her or is she not scared of my presence
and close proximity?