Sunday, 15 December 2013

Red Berries and Black Birds

The Blackbird (Turdus merula)

The Blackbird is one of our resident species, but we do get a lot of migration from mainland Europe during Autumn and Winter. 







22 comments:

  1. wow - don't the two just go together so well?!! Yes, definitely. Made for fabulous photos Roy. Loving your new header photograph too

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  2. een prachtige combinatie de rode bessen met de zwarte vogels.

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  3. It seems to be mainly Blackbirds here which are after the red berries.

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  4. Great shot, the Starlings have been going round on mass, finding a tree with berries and stripping them till they are all gone. At the park Blackbird is the most seen at the moment going through the leaf litter.

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    1. Thanks Amanda, I am hoping to see Waxwing doing the same this winter, but doubt it somehow.

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  5. I bet the birds are glad the Waxwings aren't here in numbers yet. More berries to go round. :-)

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    1. Yes they are trying gobble them all up before they get here Keith.{:))

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  6. Plenty of blackbirds, fieldfares and redwings out on the bushes when I visited Wicken fen on Saturday, though the berries in the towns and villages seem to be largely untouched at the moment. Guess this will change if harsher weather arrives.

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    1. Hopefully there won't be too much of that John.{:))

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  7. nice set of pics.

    I am a fan of the blackbird. On a warm summer's evening you open the window and the song of the blackbird is sublime

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    1. Thanks Pete. It is a pretty special sound thats for sure.

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  8. I always find it as fun as the birds eat the berries sit on :-)

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