Greedy blackbird


I'm really upset!

My resident female blackbird has taken two fully grown smooth newts out of my pond over the last couple of days. When it first happened at the weekend, I saw her and ran out but it was too late to save the poor thing. Very early this morning I saw her on the lawn with one and she swallowed it whole - just like a heron would do. Has anyone experienced this before?

I feed all my birds and really look after them, so I'm really very unhappy with her.

I was originally given four newts about three years ago, so I now feel I can't thin out any of the vegetation or clear the blanket weed, just in case there are any newt eggs in there.
Big Kid

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