Photo-a-Day (Friday, 21st June, 2019)
Not to be viewed before breakfast...
He has masses of feathers in the spring - looking as if he’s wearing feathery plus-fours, but he usually ends up looking like this after plucking them out to please his mate by giving her a nice, feather-bedded nest.
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
He’s almost oven ready isn’t he?
has mick ruffled his feathers as well as everyone else's ???
Looks like somebody's cat had him
He'll be ok, Feathers soon grow back.
I,ve known mornings when i’ve woken up feeling like that.
what a character, We have blackbirds nesting in a honeysuckle. One day I watched them dive bombing a magpie that was in there after the nest. I've not seen fledglings so maybe the magpie got the eggs
Now you've upset my wife, DT! This is her favourite bird in the garden. She gets very anxious if it doesn't appear first thing each morning.
He's experiencing moult after breeding, and will return to 'fine fettle' in due course. I'd set him a few Pobs, just to cheer him up.
Enjoyed this one.
We have resident blackbirds - however, 20 years?
Ours have managed five at best, but the families go on.
A melodious fellow for all his tat.
Was not Beethoven once imprisoned for vagrancy?..... and it was said of Vaughan Williams that he looked like an armchair with the stuffing coming out.
Awww bless him, they’re very clever birds, I read about woman having to keep going into the house thinking she’d heard the phone ring,it turns out the blackbird had learned how to mimic the telephone ..they are brilliant at mimicking any type of sound.
It’s nice to know that someone loves him Rev David.
Maureen. The mimic is probably a Starling. They are absolutely brilliant. I have them so phone rings and most impressive a lawn mower !!
Two Big Guns there Poet - both of whom must have written some pretty tasty avian stuff in their time. Nicely.
Even in the bird world it seems there are down 'n' out bedraggled blackbirds! A saucer wouldn't go amiss....
He looks like he’s saying to himself “That’s the last time I argue about Brexit with that bl—dy Magpie!!”