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Birds - Blackbird Page 1

Image Taken on 29 Jun 2007 at 19:21    Image of day on 18 Jul 2007

The plot is delightfully full of unidentifiable juvenile brown birds of various sizes! But we are fairly sure this is a juvenile Blackbird.

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Image Taken on 18 Jun 2006 at 19:53    Image of day on 22 Jun 2006

A blackbird male.

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Image of day on 27 Jul 2005

Male blackbird with a collection of food items in his beak.

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Image of day on 09 Jan 2006

A nice portrait of a female blackbird at the remote site. Comparing the various images of female blackbirds over the last month we conclude we have no idea how many individuals there are!

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Image Taken on 02 Aug 2012 at 18:29    Image of day on 18 Sep 2012

At another site a week later we catch (presumably) another youngster begging from Dad.

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Image Taken on 27 Dec 2017 at 07:54    Image of day on 31 Jan 2018

Next morning it had started snowing, so here is probably the same Blackbird on the endless hunt for food, tail encrusted with ice.

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Image of day on 15 Jan 2006

A female blackbird caught mid-stride with her tail nicely fanned.

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Image Taken on 01 Jan 2009 at 16:20    Image of day on 20 Jan 2009

Still mainly the male blackbirds at the photo sites though we see a reasonable mix when out and about, so this shot of one of the 'girls' gets her outing.

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Image Taken on 19 Mar 2006 at 17:41    Image of day on 28 Mar 2006

Female Blackbird.

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Image Taken on 27 Feb 2006 at 07:26    Image of day on 08 Mar 2006

Blackbird eyeing over the loose soil before digging in.

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Image Taken on 26 Oct 2017 at 17:18    Image of day on 03 Dec 2017

The male immigrant Blackbird has a really black coating on the beak, but the female of the same type sports a brown coating.

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Image Taken on 02 Dec 2017 at 15:39    Image of day on 08 Jan 2018

An immigrant female Blackbird has selected a little piece of fruit, which may be a small sultana, in the tip of her beak.

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Image Taken on 24 Nov 2017 at 15:13    Image of day on 03 Jan 2018

One of our migrant female Blackbirds (without any yellow on the beak) carrying off a piece of dry Blackberry fruit at the tip of the beak.

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Image of day on 19 Dec 2005

A pair of blackbirds are regular visitors. This is the female.

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Image of day on 09 Dec 2005

Female Blackbird perched on the feeding station log.

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Image of day on 08 Feb 2006

Another blackbird with beak smeared with mud - this time the female (see male at 2 Feb) .

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Image of day on 12 Feb 2006

The female blackbird at the remote feeding log.

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Image of day on 28 Jan 2006

Blackbird female - see her mate day after tomorrow.

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Image Taken on 11 Feb 2015 at 14:59    Image of day on 17 Mar 2015

A female Blackbird with wings already folded before completing touchdown. This bird has the 'yellowish' beak we associate with the UK residents rather than winter migrants.

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Image Taken on 29 Jan 2009 at 11:23    Image of day on 18 Feb 2009

Coming up to midday some hazy sunshine balanced nicely with the flash to produce this 'blackbird in the woods'.

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