Visiting tourist
Testing the facilities
Pool acceptable

This young blackbird is a regular visitor to my son’s garden. Ignoring the vast expanse of pond, stream and waterfall, he dives daily into an unused cat-litter tray that the rain fills with water….or, since his visits became a regular feature… I fill instead. He seems completely unconcerned by the camera…but I think he needs a hairdresser.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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55 Responses to Visitor

  1. Fandango says:

    A hairdresser or a feather duster? 😜

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  2. Victo Dolore says:

    I love this shot!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. barbtaub says:

    What absolutely charming pictures! This made my day.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mary Smith says:

    He’s lovely but he does look in need of a bit of a tidy up!

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    Looks a wee bit rebellious, too!


  6. Eliza Waters says:

    What a charming face! πŸ˜€


  7. Really nice! This is the first time we also experiencing this. With us, however, sparrows are trying to bathe in their small water pot. We will spend a larger pool. πŸ˜‰


  8. acflory says:

    He’s such an odd looking little guy. Super cute though. πŸ™‚


  9. Aw, what a cutie!


  10. What a lovely picture! πŸ™‚ Maybe he is a young and revolutionary blackbird fashion designer. πŸ˜‰


  11. Ha, ha. He’s really ruffled up. He needs grooming. He’s confident he’s found a home. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


  12. HAHA! He does look a bit bedraggled! πŸ™‚


  13. Widdershins says:

    Ah well, teenagers. πŸ˜€


  14. The little bird need a feather shop, kind of like a hair cut, but for feathers πŸ™‚


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