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Blackbird

Observed: 30th July 2011 By: DodgydougDodgydoug’s reputation in BirdsDodgydoug’s reputation in BirdsDodgydoug’s reputation in Birds
Blackbird
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No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) interacts

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Moulting

A very odd-looking Blackbird, with the yellow bill extending back to the front of the eye. Presumably, the stress of a breeding season and the start of the autumn moult have led to this...in a few more weeks it will probably have grown a fine new plumage and will look normal again. Some feathers in pin can be seen in the wing, so the moult is underway.

Ian
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