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What is this pale brown bird?

Observed: 7th February 2013 By: DaveSpike
Pale Bird

This bird has been around our garden from early January. It is much more sensitive to movement than our blackbirds. Taking photos has been difficult from indoors and impossible outside.
We have seen it near blackbirds and the size and shape are very similar.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) interacts


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Good observation! From this

Good observation!
From this pic (do you have others with different lighting?) It looks as a female blackbird withunnatural colouring, from the behaviour I would guess out is not a resident blackbird but one that came from winter and obviously not aware that it is spring already (is it?)
We get them at ringing sessions and they have slight different colour than local blackbirds and their behaviour of a bit more aggressive/ cautious as well.
Could you get more pics?

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