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Eurasian Blackbird
This is (obviously) another shot of the bird I posted earlier: it hasn't finished preening and still looks rather dishevelled. But once it found that perch, it stayed a full two or three minutes until the job was done. (SF aside, it's always good to see bill and eye in a bird photo).

Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well.

John
Habitat
Woodland and forest, coniferous, mixed or deciduous, hedgerows and roadsides, parks and gardens and a range of scrub habitats. Occurs from sea-level up to more than 1500m (Opus)
Location
London, UK (taken at home)
Date taken
7 July 2022
Scientific name
Turdus merula
Equipment used
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/640th sec, f/5.6, ISO 1000
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another gorgeous photo of this very cooperative blackbird, John, I wonder if it doesn't show some traces of partial leucism on its head; top notch, many tfs!!
 
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another gorgeous photo of this very cooperative blackbird, John, I wonder if it doesn't show some traces of partial leucism on its head; top notch, many tfs!!
Yes, I was wondering if anyone would remark on the small pale marks on the head. A couple are just visible in the earlier image, if you look carefully. I took 30 or so shots, enough to be certain the marks aren't an artefact of processing. Partial leucism as you say, I guess.
 
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Finally caught Mr. Bashful looking up. Love that yellow eyeing and bill showing beautifully against that black plumage. First-rate John!
 
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Tidied himself up did he LOL.

A right poser, don't you think John.... makes for a right grand picture too. Well done my friend.
 

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Category
Britain & Europe
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Date added
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Comment count
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Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/640 second(s)
ISO
1000
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
Blackbird 443A5649 1500 standard BF.jpg
File size
196.9 KB
Date taken
Thu, 07 July 2022 11:37 AM
Dimensions
1499px x 937px

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