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Old 02-04-16, 11:23 PM
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Default Blackbird hovering to feed

A blackbird visits our garden and has clearly got a taste for suet logs. So much so that it attempts to hover in order to get at them. It can support itself on a nearby feeder but needs to flutter to reach the suet log holder. Occasionallly it will fly round the other side, hover, and then hang on to the side.

This is something I've never seen before & I wonder how common this is?

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Old 06-04-16, 10:40 PM
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Not common I guess, but I've seen them try this in my garden, especially when it's cold enough to freeze the ground.

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Old 09-05-16, 12:50 PM
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I've seen blackbirds hover to feed on the suet balls in my feeder - I break a few of the suet balls up and put them on the bird table for those that can get art the feeders
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