can anyone tell me if is usuel for a female blackbird to make her nest 2 foot from our backdoor,perched on top of 4 lenghts of 2x2 wood,she seems to have finished her nest now,i went to go outside into the garden ,as soon as i opened the back door there she was,just looking at me,i apologized and closed the door gently.since then i have been outside quietly opening the door,and just walking past her,she didnt seemed too bothered,since we moved here 4 years ago we feed all of the birds every day,plus sybil the squirrel and 2 young,plus a great big badger, oh,and foxes and frogs and hedgehogs.its lovely to watch them,my husband made some bird boxes last year,we had a bluetit with 6 young, and in another we a coaltit with 7 young,and they have started nesting again in the bird boxes.
Hi mo welcome to the forum from Sheffield.
No i don't think it's that unusual she may feel safe being so close to the house and if she's managed to build her nest without you putting her off she should be ok..you may be doing the right thing talking to her as you go past so you don't spook her.
And well done for getting all the other birds and wildlife in your garden.
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Hi Mo welcome to the forum from Devon
I think its great you have got so much wildlife in your garden, I would love to see a badger in my garden, I do have a good variety of birds, and I have a wildlife pond so do have frogs and sometimes some hedgehogs but sadly they are getting rarer these days.
Hope your blackbird is successfull, keep us updated :)
Not as close to a door, but we have a Blackbird nesting in a Ceanothus very close to our conservatory. Seem to be there most years, they like the dense cover. We also have a boundary stand of Leylandii - we back on to a park and it is great screening if kept to about 15 feet - and that is dense too. So far we have seen sparrows, pigeons and possibly Bullfinches going in there.
It does seem to have been a good year for frog spawn as well!