Tuesday, 8 May 2012

I think i have a gay cock Black bird?


Now I am no Ornithological genius, however I do have a small knowledge of birds. My observation of our winged friends in the last couple of weeks as brought to my attention a question I cannot answer. You see, there is a particular cock Blackbird living in my garden, that i have named Liberace. His music is fabulous, in fact his dawn chorus is worth waking up at 4.30am and listen to. Funnily enough though, he appears to be serenading a rather butch cock (male) bird that in my opinion is bi-curious! Liberace manages to overpower the songs of this other bird with his own beautiful ballad. This is where my question raises its head, is he gay?



Introducing Liberace.


Liberace has been seen on numerous occasions stalking this other male. They have what appear to be clandestine meetings under the wife's vw golf. In fact, they are so engrossed with each other that when I get near to them they don't seem particularly bothered. The bi-curious bird is always the one that fly's away first; Liberace gives a deathly stare to me and hops onto a nearby wall. 
Singing from the rafters.


Funny thing is that there appears to be a dearth of female blackbirds out there. I can honestly say I have not seen a single hen bird in my garden since Liberace took up residence. Even the real Liberace had women in his life. 
May be it's me being overly observant and reading something into a situation that doesn't exist. Or maybe Blackbirds can be gay, and like in our species the gay individuals are the best singers and showmen.
I think I had better open another beer and watch some rugby while I muse over this question.


woz.

2 comments:

  1. we have a pair of male blackbirds, that spend all day hopping after each other around the garden, while the other birds are busily collecting food for their babies.we put out lots of food and get many different types of birds, who bring their young to feed in front of our window. the more time I spend watching, the more interesting these little people show themselves to be. we have one male blackbird dubbed rags, as he has lost his tailfeathers, who spends all day collecting meal worms & rushing off with them. he looks skinny & harassed, while the two "lads" are fat & glossy. they may not be continuing their genetic line, but they certainly seem to be enjoying life!!

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    1. Thanks for your comment. he is still knocking about, as loud and proud as ever. i youtub'd him this year

      .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4r9P_uEvm4

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