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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 9th November, 2019)

Blackbird eating holly berries


Blackbird eating holly berries
Taken through the lounge window so the photo isn't as sharp as normal. The blackbirds start feeding on the berries towards the end of October and by the end of November the tree is completely stripped.

Photo: Keith Beckett  (Canon PowerShot SX600 HS)
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Comment by: Philip G. on 9th November 2019 at 08:00

Your subject was very much 'on the ball' Keith - And so were you.

Comment by: LizzieLocket on 9th November 2019 at 08:12

That is really lovely photograph,I would never be quick enough to capture the blackbird with the berry,but I could get it flying away!I am impressed.

Comment by: Poet on 9th November 2019 at 08:51

Well caught Keith with nicely contrasting colours.
How fitting and dignified it is that the most modest and plainly dressed fellow is our sweetest singer.
The Blackbird is an example to us all.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 9th November 2019 at 09:00

Doesn't he look intelligent? He looks as if he's listening for something. So beautiful.

Comment by: DTease on 9th November 2019 at 09:09

Wherefore be the blackbird to
I know where he be
He be up your wurzel tree
And I be after he.

The Wurzels.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th November 2019 at 09:41

Well caught! Shame the berries will have been eaten by Christmas though, same happens with my Holly, I still bring branches inside though.

Comment by: Mick on 9th November 2019 at 10:05

Irene he will be listening for next doors cat

Comment by: Anne on 9th November 2019 at 10:35

Veronica....large red beads look OK tied on for inside.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 9th November 2019 at 11:49

Mick, I hope he is quicker than next door's cat!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 9th November 2019 at 11:53

Smashing photo, Keith.

Very Christmas'y..

Comment by: Eddie on 9th November 2019 at 12:37

Holly berries are poison to us but not to the blackbird.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th November 2019 at 13:18

Good idea Anne!

Comment by: janet on 9th November 2019 at 16:44

not very clear keith is it stuffed

Comment by: Garry on 9th November 2019 at 16:50

Very nice, love it.

Comment by: Dougie on 13th November 2019 at 19:32

Keith did you see the true (all white black) bird not an albino that was living in and around your area about two years ago, I got a photo of that by chance walking up to the Bowling club one day

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