I'm going to apologize now for the poor quality of the photos below, but I was in a hurry to capture the moment and they ended up being sort of blurry.
Anyway, it appears that our feathered friends know better than me. This blackbird had a hankering for some sweet fruit. He picked up a plum from the ground and took it over to the side walk and dropped it there. Now mind you, the front yard and sidewalk slopes down towards the lake.