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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 13th December, 2011)

Well stone the crows...

Well stone the crows...
...I think its a Blackbird. - Haigh Hall.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon D60 Sigma 300 mm lens)
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Comment by: Ellen on 13th December 2011 at 00:08

This is priceless to me! Thanks,Ron.
Thirty years ago, my now late sister had a Blackbird affectionately named Mrs.B used to visit her at her kitchen door. She,the Blackbird would perch on the door handle and peck at the glass in order to get her treat!

Comment by: Mick on 13th December 2011 at 06:49

It does look like a blackbird to me as well Ron.

And if I may say so its got a very nice pair of legs.

Comment by: Jed on 13th December 2011 at 07:44

Another very good photograph Ron Haigh Hall certanly as its share of wild life

Comment by: Ron D on 13th December 2011 at 10:04

Mick .I worry about you.

Comment by: aitch on 13th December 2011 at 11:08

certainly a blackbird, I have had 2 squabbling in my back garden for the last week, no songs yet though,

Comment by: mr twitter on 13th December 2011 at 19:05

thats not a blackbird , its a young crow

Comment by: Red Stripe on 13th December 2011 at 21:07

Sorry Mr Twitter but thats a Blackbird!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 13th December 2011 at 23:21

Definately a Blackbird We had one in the garden all last summer he would sit at your feet and take the bread...lovely.Noticed this week they are making an appearance again. Roll on summer!

Comment by: Ken R on 13th December 2011 at 23:32

Ron, Micks got a point, your Robin was up to its knees in doodoo, so you say. Good shot.

Comment by: Ellen on 14th December 2011 at 02:23

'Course it's a blackbird (as opposed to a black bird) Crows don't have yellow beaks, or so I was told as a little'un.

Comment by: Harry C. on 14th December 2011 at 15:49

It's a blackbird, I have Mr. and Mrs. every morning, if I'm late they noisely hop up and down on the fence untill I replenish the bird table. H.

Comment by: mr twitter. on 15th December 2011 at 19:02

look ive been watching wild birds for some forty years now , blackbirds have yellow legs , its a young crow i tell you ,

Comment by: josie on 15th December 2011 at 22:45

its a young crow , its slightly different in shape and its beak is a bit longer and its legs are the wrong colour.

Comment by: Paula on 15th December 2011 at 23:47

It's definitely a male blackbird which you should know if you've been watching birds for so long Mr Twitter.....or is it birds of another kind???????????

Comment by: mr twitter on 20th December 2011 at 14:50

of course its a male blackbird , i was just winding you up.crows are much bigger with an orange beak.

Comment by: Garry on 22nd December 2011 at 14:55

Twitter is a twit.

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