Today is grey and wet. Even the blackbirds and magpies are huddled together under the car port. They are on different beams, of course, since the two species don't get on.
The rain falls vertically for a moment then switches to horizontal briefly. It swirls around corners, drips under eaves, and blows across verandahs. There is no shelter outside. A good day to Be In.
Interesting Blackbird Fact: Even though these birds are feral imports from the UK (and deserve to die IMO) they are now considered a seperate sub-species. Their calls are different from the blackbirds in their homeland, and therefore they cannot mate. "You wot? Cor you don't 'alf tork funny."