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The houses which front onto the canal on the opposite side to the towpath have private boat mooring privileges.

This one has a series of breeze block ledges and is covered with a variety of old road (mostly) signs. There was a ledge just above this Eurasian Blackbird and rather than 'fly up' he virtually jumped, though did open his wings a bit for the last bit.

This picture is early in this process, after he'd bent his knees then stretched up ready to leap. The next picture was all oof and was headless.

Saturday Fun
Habitat
Rural canal
Location
Govilon, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Date taken
14 June, 2023
Scientific name
Turdus merula
Equipment used
Nikon Coolpix P900
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
Birdwatching mode
Supporter
Nicely captured SF Delia! The bird is on the tips of its claws, the very instant before taking to the air.
 
Supporter
Amazing timing catching this blackbird with its toes barely on the floor. Practicing its high jumping skills! Well done D! TFS!
 

Media information

Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
delia todd
Date added
View count
278
Comment count
9

Image metadata

Device
NIKON COOLPIX P900
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
116.0 mm
Exposure time
1/100 second(s)
ISO
800
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
BF Eurasian Blackbird 14 June 2023.jpg
File size
1 MB
Date taken
Wed, 14 June 2023 2:41 PM
Dimensions
2500px x 1909px

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