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Old Saturday 6th March 2010, 22:26   #1
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Snapped this today - sorry about the quality. It resembles a thrush but the orange beak throws me. Please help.
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Old Saturday 6th March 2010, 22:33   #2
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It's a female Blackbird.
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Old Saturday 6th March 2010, 22:36   #3
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Thanks Phil - female blackbird did cross my mind but the depth of colour of the beak was something I hadn't noticed in a female blackbird before.
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Old Saturday 6th March 2010, 23:49   #4
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They do seem pretty variable. I think this one has some staining on the bill caused by "rootling" around in the wet soil for earthworms. Handsome bird though!
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That's not a Derry, I'm a Derry, it's a female blackbird.
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Such variable colours, with female Blackbirds.
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That's not a Derry, I'm a Derry, it's a female blackbird.
Biting my tongue here.
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