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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 6th July, 2014) Views: 2,404 
The early bird gets the worm
 The early bird gets the worm   by Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC- FZ38)
Blackbird taken from my garden heading for the nest.

Comment by Ellen on 6th July 2014 at 00:47
Great pic. Harry. I'm no ornithologist, but is this really a Blackbird?


Comment by Mick on 6th July 2014 at 06:37
He looks to have the speckled belly of a thrush.


Comment by Harry C. on 6th July 2014 at 08:56
It's the female Blackbird.


Comment by brian d on 6th July 2014 at 09:23
Smashing picture harry,as usual


Comment by Anne on 6th July 2014 at 09:36
Female blackbird.


Comment by Garry on 6th July 2014 at 10:12
Its a thrush.


Comment by alan lad on 6th July 2014 at 10:14
Good un


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 6th July 2014 at 10:49
Lovely shot Harry :)


Comment by Ron D on 6th July 2014 at 10:55
Nice one Harry.


Comment by Maureen on 6th July 2014 at 12:29
Lovely,she'll be feeding her little
'uns..very nice shot Harry.


Comment by Pw on 6th July 2014 at 14:10
Hen blackbird.


Comment by Dennis Miller on 6th July 2014 at 14:33
Chest too dark for a thrush, a thrush chest is white with dark spots


Comment by Colin Harlow on 6th July 2014 at 14:59
It's a female Blackbird, brown with blurred spots on underparts.
Well done Harry.


Comment by Geographer on 6th July 2014 at 17:11
Oh. Look, Garry's wrong again!
Nice shot, Harry!


Comment by Mick on 6th July 2014 at 17:37
It would be better when taking photos of birds or animals where the male is a nicer colour and better looking, just to take the males.

Pheasant, Peacocks,Mandarin Ducks and Mallards are good examples.


Comment by Harry C. on 6th July 2014 at 17:48
Thanks all. definitely female Blackbird she and the male are feeding the chicks non stop in turns male is black with yellow beak.


Comment by Garry on 6th July 2014 at 17:55
Why should Geographer make a silly comment. Some people have no brains and he's one of them. He can't even comment about this bird.


Comment by Geographer on 6th July 2014 at 19:33
Garry, 6 of the posters congratulated Harry on his photo, as did I. It is 'photo-a-day', not 'comment-on-a-bird-day'.
You and Mick are the ones who incorrectly identified the female Blackbird as a Thrush.
What's silly about me praising Harry, and the person who gets it wrong is the one without brains.
No comment about the quality?


Comment by Mick on 6th July 2014 at 20:20
Geographer I said He looks to have the speckled belly of a thrush, I didnt say it was one.

And theres no need to make comments about the quality because its not a photo contest and who can touch up a photo the best.


Comment by Garry on 6th July 2014 at 20:38
Geographer, where do you get the 6 from..now you can't count. I still think/know it's a Mistle Thrush. I'm with Mick on this one.


Comment by tricia on 6th July 2014 at 20:48
Geographer
So take them out, tie them both to the railings and give them both 50 lashes!
No need to be so rude and insulting to get your point over.


Comment by Garry on 6th July 2014 at 21:22
Thank you Tricia!


Comment by Alan on 6th July 2014 at 21:30
Well said Tricia, that's what this sites all about. Nowt wrong with Mick's and Garry's points. It looks like Geographer whats to have a dig at garry at 17:11.


Comment by Lizziedownunder on 6th July 2014 at 21:41
Lovely shot of this hen Blackbird Harry.....nice and sharp with a lovely background....well done....cheers!!!.... :-)


Comment by Geographer on 6th July 2014 at 22:30
Correct Garry, it was 7 people who congratulated Harry. I notice you didn't. All you did was get it wrong, and you're still wrong!

Tricia, I said he was wrong, that's not an insult, it's a fact.
It was Garry saying I've no brains that's the insult!
Mick, I didn't say it was a contest, comments on the quality as well as the subject are all fine by me!
Alan, Garry's first post was completely wrong, look back and see how many other times he insults people who don't share his (very often) incorrect posts!

Harry, I apologise for the trouble that your excellent photo has caused!!


Comment by Fred C on 7th July 2014 at 06:06
Definitely a female black bird,nice shot Harry.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 8th July 2014 at 22:54
Love these birds.They follow me up and down the path until I have to go in and get them some bread or whatever !


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 9th July 2014 at 22:11
A little PS to my previous message.
The blackbirds love FRUIT.We sat in the garden today watching mr+mrs eating some small black grapes and small pieces of apple..... lovely birds


Comment by steve on 11th July 2014 at 00:20
look at the young blackbird on 21 june it will tell you its a blackbird


Comment by Ellen on 12th July 2014 at 01:02
Well!! I'm glad I only asked!!


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