I managed to snap this photo of a blackbird happily perched in our nextdoor neighbour’s apricot tree generally enjoying himself and posing nicely for the camera.
The thing is, if you enlarge the photo you’ll see that he only has one leg. We’re pretty sure that must be the same monopod blackbird I wrote about three years ago. I say first time, but it was actually the only time because we haven’t seen hide nor feather of him since.
He is obviously returning to the area, even if he isn’t a regular visitor to our garden any longer, but it seems that Mrs P’s special diet of soaked dried meal worms did the trick for him.