I've got this family of blackbirds in the garden there are 5 young ones and their parents. They must have nested close by and moved in on us once they hatched. They spend the whole day in our garden eating and drinking the water I put out for them. I did not know they drank so much until we had a long dry spell lately and I thought they might be thirsty so I put out a shallow dish for them and they have been with me ever since. They are great to watch there seems to be one dominent one and he won't share with any of the others. Hope I have not rambled on too much about bird as it will only get worse as I start going out birding again. OK back to sitting in the sun wth my Jeffrey Archer Book.