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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 5th April, 2020)

Cheeky blackbird


Cheeky blackbird
Blackbird eyes up a worm. A quick iPhone shot while I was turning the veg patch over.

Photo: David Long  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Philip G. on 5th April 2020 at 00:40

Usually the first to arrive on up-turned garden soil, and quite prepared to stay a while - they've also taken my crumpled plain digestive.

Comment by: DTease on 5th April 2020 at 09:12

"Wherefore be a blackbird to, I know where he be"

Comment by: Poet on 5th April 2020 at 10:55

According to my 1895 'British Birds' by The Rev. F O Morris, the Blackbird makes very good eating.

Comment by: janet on 5th April 2020 at 11:06

good photo david

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th April 2020 at 11:31

Poet, well there were 24 of them baked in a pie..They say that all the Nursery Rhymes have some modicum of truth in them.

Comment by: Mick on 5th April 2020 at 13:03

Never tried Blackbird pie but have had Chinese sparrows and they have a lot of bones in them, but there not to bad because once fried the bones are nice and crispy

Comment by: Veronica on 5th April 2020 at 15:45

No wonder they have beady eyes... Bet he spotted that tasty worm from high above.... Looks like he's toying with the worm before he pounces! That's nature ...

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th April 2020 at 16:43

The Chinese eat many strange things...isnt that why the world is in the mess that its in ??

I see now they have banned the eating of cats & dogs...bully for them....

Comment by: Ken R on 5th April 2020 at 18:48

Good shot Rev. That really is a black bird.

Comment by: peebee on 5th April 2020 at 18:49

Ever tried a Chinese bat Mick.? !!

Comment by: Mick on 5th April 2020 at 22:21

No not bats Pee Bee , but Crickets, Cockroaches, Caterpillar.and Sea Horses

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