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Injured blackbird feeding

Observed: 3rd December 2012 By: wildaboutnaturewildaboutnature’s reputation in Birdswildaboutnature’s reputation in Birds
Showing injured right leg (to sparrow)
Lying flat and using wing to balance whilst feeding

This male blackbird made a valiant effort to get a meal. With a damaged and useless right leg, he used his right wing to balance, lying quite flat on the table to feed. The sparrow looked on.....

Species interactions

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Species with which Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) interacts


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Poor thing, hoope he can get

Poor thing, hoope he can get through this winter.

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I know! Have been watching

I know! Have been watching out for him with interest. He made off this morning with a huge chunk of bread and peanut butter, so he's still hanging on!

Clare Flynn