Blackbird size with black beak and black legs
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The slightly speckled breast would indicate a female.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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Black Redstart would be a far smaller bird, about the same size as a Robin. Compared to this female Blackbird, it would also be more upright in its stance and more grey coloured. One of those where if you now saw a Black Redstart, you would realise how different they are!
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Slightly embarrassed about this - I always though blackbirds had yellow beaks - didn't realise the female could have a red breast. Hey, I'm just starting out on this...
Don't worry...we all made horrible mistakes when starting out!
The yellow beak of Blackbirds comes with age and is only a deep colour in males. Females tend to get a more coloured breast as they get older, and misidentifications with Thrushes is the normal thing, as they can look quite spotty.
Lat/Lng: 51.5, -0.2
OS grid ref: TQ3087