A pair of Blackbirds Turdus merula regularly visits my courtyard in central Athens, Greece. In late May 2020, I watched the male Blackbird land on the ground in the courtyard, carrying a White Mulberry Morus alba fruit, which it began pecking at to detach the small drupes. When it noticed me, the Blackbird became alert but didn’t immediately fly away. Instead, it used the sti


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