Unusual behaviour?

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Keith Woan
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Unusual behaviour?

Post by Keith Woan » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:59 am

This morning I had a rareity for my garden - a pied wagtail. However all during the period of its stay it was harassed by a female blackbird and was eventually chased off. The blackbird didn't bother about the chaffinches, robins, tits etc so I was wondering why it picked on the wagtail. [/img]

Keith Woan
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Unusal behaviour?

Post by Keith Woan » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:32 pm

The wagtail came back to the garden and started to behave aggresively towards the chaffinches and tits but once again was chased off by the blackbird. I realise that this may be a feeding defence but can't understand why the blackbird only chases off the wagtail and other blackbirds.

tony
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Post by tony » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:43 pm

I have both blackbirds & pied wagtails in my small back yard this last week, & they are happy to feed alongside each other.

David Beattie
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blackbird

Post by David Beattie » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:44 pm

Having watched how aggressive my robin is, I wouldn't try to chase that off either

Dave Beevers
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Pied Wagtail

Post by Dave Beevers » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:36 am

i have a regular visit from a Pied Wagtail but it has no problem with any other species.however on he only occassion when it was joined by a 2nd younger bird it chased it off immediately

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Post by Ian Woosey » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:53 am

I have had two Pied Wagtails visit my back yard during the late bad snow, feeding on the RSPB`s finest table mix no less.. There has also been a Robin visiting, and every time they have met the wagtails have actively chased it away. Meek Robin, or bold Wagtails .....?

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