In the Garden Ecology Team we occasionally get reports of one-legged birds. This Blackbird, photographed earlier in the year, has been visiting Roger Morris' garden for several months now. Being instantly recognisable, and perhaps also being in greater need of a helping hand, one-legged birds are often very popular with garden bird enthusiasts. This one has become unusually tame, coming to Roger when he whistles, knowing that this means 'food'. If Roger doesn't appear on time the Blackbird sits on a chair and taps the window of his conservatory.
One-legged Blackbird gets food on tap...
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Scottish Birdwatchers' Conference
Every year the Scottish Ornithologist's Club arrange a one-day Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference, organised by a local branch of the SOC, in conjunction with BTO Scotland.