The fence panel is really in my bird portrait studio (not!). It just happens to be outside my study window and occasionally I leave my curtain open (usually closed to help reduce light falling on my monitor – and to stop me getting distracted by everything going on outside). This Blackbird (Turdus merula) kindly stopped for a few seconds, long enough for me fire off a couple of frames (through the double-glazing).
The Blackbird and it’s mate are spending a fair amount of time looking for food on my lawn these days – and the neighbouring lawns. Worms are the thing they are after – I’m guessing they may be feeding young, but I’m not sure where the nest is. I’ve also seen them taking odd bits of nesting material as they fly past.