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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 1st July, 2013)

The table was bare

The table was bare
A young blackbird looking for food from the bird table. Taken late afternoon today in my garden.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMZ-FZ38)
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Comment by: Ron D on 1st July 2013 at 08:25

Well feed it you tight sod .nice one Harry

Comment by: peterp on 1st July 2013 at 09:46

Our bird feeders are always empty. If its not starlings its pigeons never small birds. Image young blackbird thinking where is the food

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 1st July 2013 at 12:52

Nice shot that :)

It's a young Starling.

Comment by: Tony haslam on 1st July 2013 at 16:17

If you want nice birds to come into your garden try using seeds that I use I.e Nigra, Sunflower heart kernels,TTK Conditioner,White Safflower,Mixed Canary, wild bird seed, fat balls and monkey nuts.
The monkey nuts are for Magpies, at least if they eat these they are not killing little sparrows et.
Nice picture of the blackbird/starling/crow/moorhen/eagle
Well done Haitch

Comment by: Harry C. on 1st July 2013 at 19:43

Thanks all.
Dave I thought it was a Blackbird because the Blackbird nest is only 15 feet away and the Blackbirds leave it alone but chase away any other birds that come close including a Magpie and Pidgeons that eat all the food if they can.

Comment by: Gareth on 1st July 2013 at 20:18

A way to get birds to come in your garden is to ' adapt ' one feeder so that starling ect can not get / stay on it and empty it !

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 1st July 2013 at 20:43

Thank you for that Oy.....big discussion with hubby.....thought it was a starling as the beak is too big and long for a blackbird.....we have them here and the babies follow their parents around incessantly begging for you would if you were a baby starling.....nice pic Harry.....cheers!!

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd July 2013 at 00:07

The blackbird has a yellow beak, doesn't it.

Comment by: John H on 2nd July 2013 at 16:53

Very nice shot Harry

Comment by: ken on 2nd July 2013 at 22:40

The male blackbird has a yellow beak Ken R

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 3rd July 2013 at 07:34

A young starling or known has a Sheppy. The adult male has a glossy iridescent colour plumage and sharp yellow bill.

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