Blackbird observation

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Subject: Blackbird observation
From: "Val Ford" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:39:12 +1000
    For some time now I have been wondering why there were white and purple berries in my bird bath and had assumed that they were from blackbird's excrement.
    This morning I watched a male blackbird standing on the edge of the bath.  Over a 7 minute period he twice regurgitated a white berry into the water.  The white "berries" are probably Pittosporum berry seeds and the purple Ivy berry seeds.
    Am I the last person to make this observation.  Do they regurgitate all seeds or do some pass through?
Val Ford
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