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eurasian blackbird

  1. Posing

    Posing

    We don't seem to travel too far at this time of year, so this is a Eurasian Blackbird spotted in a tree before coming down to feed. Checking out the opposition perhaps LOL
  2. Eurasian Blackbird

    Eurasian Blackbird

    Introduced from 1862, Blackbirds are abundant throughout New Zealand. This is the last photo of introduced birds, we also saw Dunnocks, Goldfinches and Skylarks, but I was disappointed not to get the Cirl Bunting.
  3. Down jacket

    Down jacket

    Winter has arrived.
  4. Made it....

    Made it....

    Was anyone watching? The Eurasian Blackbird again, this time after he'd completed his high jump exploit, and obviously acknowledging the applause.
  5. Ready for take-off

    Ready for take-off

    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'...
  6. It's Magic!

    It's Magic!

    Down at the Craighall feeders for a change, a Eurasian Blackbird decided he liked the food we'd put on a gate post. But was wondering how on earth that peanut was levitating just under his bill. Saturday Fun
  7. Not a Lifer

    Not a Lifer

    Wandering back along the path I found a bird I wasn't sure about, so posted it on the forum for identification. Of course a female Eurasian Blackbird, which I just wasn't expecting LOL. Quite a few species of European origin had been introduced to Australia (and New Zealand of course) but I...
  8. Blackbirds

    Blackbirds

    are very busy in the berries these days. Tough days, not really great birding. Good news is that my dad is back from hospital.
  9. Eurasian Blackbird

    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...
  10. Bashful Blackbird SF

    Bashful Blackbird SF

    Male Eurasian Blackbird. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. John
  11. Eurasian Blackbird

    Eurasian Blackbird

    Another shot of the male Blackbird which was on our electricity substation roof in March. Without recent rain, the pool's now bone-dry. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. John PS: I've just discovered the excellent (and free) Audubon Bird App for smartphones. Having been lucky...
  12. Eurasian Blackbird

    Eurasian Blackbird

    Male bird on the substation roof. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. John
  13. Eurasian Blackbird

    Eurasian Blackbird

    Another visitor to the substation roof rainwater pool, a female Blackbird. I got plenty of shots with its head under water, or thrashing about with masses of spray, but here it's taking a momentary rest. Getting clean is hard work. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. As Spike...
  14. Common Blackbird / Eurasian Blackbird (♀)

    Common Blackbird / Eurasian Blackbird (♀)

    A Blackbird enjoying the snow in the garden in Taunusstein, Hesse, Germany.
  15. Eurasian Blackbird

    Eurasian Blackbird

    The sole male around here at the moment, identifiable by the "gold epaulettes" which are only now beginning to fade. Thank you for your comments, stay safe and well. John
  16. Eurasian Blackbird

    Eurasian Blackbird

    This was taken on 26 December. It may or may not be the bird I posted bathing on our our substation roof on 11 November (there's currently only one male around, but more than one female). In any case, I like the "expression" on this bird's face ;-) Thank you for your comments, stay safe and...
  17. Eurasian Blackbird (female)

    Eurasian Blackbird (female)

    Like the bathing Robins, this was a visitor to the temporary pool of rainwater on our substation roof last Saturday. I'm hoping for more rain before the pool can dry out. Thanks for your comments, stay safe and well. John
  18. Female Eurasian Blackbird

    Female Eurasian Blackbird

  19. Practise

    Practise

    ... does help! This was another of my friend's efforts. He was a bit quicker in getting the camera focused. Though I think the bill isn't quite right, perhaps it moved. It seems the Blackbird has almost finished the offerings on that gatepost.
  20. Insecure

    Insecure

    I think this is the only young Blackbird I've seen this summer. Some species really seemed to suffer with the poor weather during June. Probably not too long out of the nest. TTTW
  21. Male Blackbird feeding young.jpeg

    Male Blackbird feeding young.jpeg

    Waited a while for these two to move into a position where I could take the photo through the living room window
  22. Snow fun 2 (SF)

    Snow fun 2 (SF)

    The shot immediately before this, the Blackbird had buried his head completely in the snow and this was the result when he lifted. Of course I didn't notice at the time of shooting, it was only when I was looking through the folder later. Hope it amuses you as much as it did me when I first...
  23. 0388a Blackbird song MP3a.mp3

    0388a Blackbird song MP3a.mp3

    Blackbird song
  24. Spring 1

    Spring 1

    This blackbird is building a nest 2 yards from our back door. Despite Covid, he show goes on
  25. Yellow eye

    Yellow eye

    ... well an eye ring really. This becomes more pronounced as part of their breeding plumage, though I'd have thought the first week in January was a bit early? He seems to like the pink nibbles that I threw on the ground.
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