This blackbird has been a visitor to our garden for a few days now, is this common, he seems to fly ok. How did it happen,like it from birth/in a fight?.
Poor thing. Most likely a failed predator attack, I'd think. The feathers should grow back quite quickly.
I have seen a juvenile blackbird with no tail feathers who definitely can't fly - its parents are still trying to feed it
Looks like the bird is on snow,has the picture been taken in winter
Post was made in February, so I think it must be winter BL
Hi Juliet welcome to the forum.
Blackbird chicks can't fly for the first few days after leaving the nest but it will soon get the hang of it.
Thanks snowman didn't see the date, But this makes it an adult and its not unusual to see one without tail feathers that time of year
Hi Ray i don't know if you've seen Juliets post above yours is a current post
This year I have frequenly seen a female blackbird with no tail feathers who seemed to be able to fly perfectly well. I haven't seen her in a while so hopefully she is ok...
Its a senior moment lol