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How to train your blackbird

We are not talking about making pets out of your backyard blackbirds!

Well he is toothless! And also black and cute and the closest thing to a wild creature. So why not connect with a blackbird?

I personally LOVE blackbirds. Their modest appearance that is actually quite striking.

In my previous home I had a pair in my backyard. I worked from home so I had lunch by the window overlooking the small city garden.

One steady visitor was the blackbird. He was bald and in spring he found a mate because blackbird ladies judge men by their song, not their appearance. The rest of his feathers were fine & healthy and he just lead a normal life I suppose, like any man.

I always took very good care of them. Prepped food and water and chased away any unnatural threats. 

He took care of his lady and of his babies. I helped him by chasing cats away and we bonded. I fed them raisins and grains.

The next summer one of his daughters or perhaps his wife came and was already used to me a little bit. I noticed that she knew when I was leaving,

she knew that I wouldn’t hurt her and she followed me through the garden waiting for my raisins. I even picked up one of her babies

to put her in a safe place because it wondered off on the other side of the hedge were the cats were.

And then one day, she just walked in the door. Honestly! I have pictures to prove it.  

She just walked in and sat under the livingroom table as I was watching TV.

I didn’t move and she just sat there.

It turned out I made this blackbird like me so much, that she just felt comfortable with me.

If you want to I can teach you how to do this! It takes some patience and you also shouldn’t overdo it, as they are still free birds that should stay free.

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Love,

Myrte

By | 2019-03-28T17:07:51+00:00 March 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

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