April 13, 2007, by Léon Krijnen
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Piss off. We don't need your hedge and the nest anymore, cause we can fly!
Don't you think that's exactly what this young blackbird is trying to tell me? The four of them flew out this morning, and both parents were attacking my head when I shot this picture. I caught a glimpse of one of the others in the shed, ducking under some garbage, the remaining two should be around somewhere.
Like last year, the crows and the magpies are searching the neighbourhood for fresh tucker, but as these youngsters are much bigger than the doomed nest from last year, their chances of surviving look pretty good.