Blackbird sat upon the post,
Blackbird, who do you love most?
Can you sing her your sweet song?
Will your sweetheart sing along?
Will you share your wriggly worms?
Will she sit & watch them squirm?
Preen with orange-yellow beak.
When your plumage needs a tweak.
Say you’ll help her feather nests
Guess she’ll tell you which one’s best!
Protect her with your jet black wings,
Love her for the joy she brings.
Build an empire for your young,
Teach them all the songs you sung.
Be the bestest bird dad yet,
Then fly for freedom,
To bird sunset.
11th March 2019
As I walked through our front door to go on my walk, yesterday, the Blackbird in my photo, was sitting on a post on the other side of the wall. I fully expected him to fly off, as soon as I moved, but happily, he sat for a few moments, while I got this phone shot. We have a pair of Blackbirds visit our garden & I love to watch them feed, from our kitchen window. Funnily enough, when the female turns up, the male immediately leaves the food to let her have her turn. I’ve never seen them feed together. Of course, it’s possible they have a nest close by, or may have soon!