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turdus merula

  1. Common Blackbird

    Common Blackbird

    young Common Blackbird
  2. Sunbathing


    Enjoying her time.
  3. 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
  4. Common Blackbird

    Common Blackbird

  5. Confrontation - Long-tailed Tit & Blackbird

    Confrontation - Long-tailed Tit & Blackbird

    I didn't see the Blackbird in the shot when I was taking this picture but she certainly adds a lot to the image! Not sure what the poor Long-tailed Tit did to attract such criticism but it didn't back off.
  6. 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.
  7. Common and neglected

    Common and neglected

  8. Blackbird


  9. 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.
  10. 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'...
  11. Eurasian Blackbird (juvenile)

    Eurasian Blackbird (juvenile)

    Taken at the care home in the aftermath of a downpour, in front of rainwater cascading into a drain. The first Blackbird I've seen this year, believe it or not. When still at the flat I heard them, but they wouldn’t show. Thank you for your comments, and good birding! John
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    Blackbird, m, with mouse prey
  13. 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
  14. Female Blackbird with nesting material

    Female Blackbird with nesting material

  15. Male blackbird

    Male blackbird

  16. 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...
  17. Blackbird


    Lady bb took a bath.
  18. Blackbird


    The perfect weather for the croci to brighten up the lawns.
  19. Eurasian Blackbird

    Eurasian Blackbird

    Male blackbird in shrubbery
  20. Blackbird Portrait 3042

    Blackbird Portrait 3042

    Very close to the blackbird
  21. Common blackbird

    Common blackbird

    One of the little rascals who enjoy my raisins. She looks a bit surprised. Normally do they only see me when I put out their food. Not used to me with my camera. Snowing the whole day. Not an option without a waterproof camera housing.
  22. Eurasian Blackbird (male)

    Eurasian Blackbird (male)

    At the substation pool in March (the heavy rain which was forecast recently didn't persist, so the pool's just a puddle at the moment). Thank you for your comments, good birding! John
  23. The last Thrushes of spring

    The last Thrushes of spring

    Thrushes in return migration the last days of March, the following species are visible in the video: Redwing (Turdus iliacus), Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) and Blackbird (Turdus merula), especially in ivy intent on feeding.
  24. 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.
  25. blackbird