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Blackbird

Observed: 21st August 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Description:

Recovering after a hectic season. Our alpha male only really managed half decent broods this year as the territory was shared with another pushy male. It was difficult to separate the females - if there were two. Some youngsters, from the first brood, created havoc by simply being around. By the end of it all about 4 youngsters and 3 adults birds are all vying for the morning's porridge. To top it all, a small fall of foreign dark-bills came late today.
He is obviously recovering, moulting away but fattening up and back to his old ways - delightful postures.
Linked to http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/363080
2015 Edit - added My Garden tag ONLY

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Blackbird (Turdus merula) interacts

Comments

Amadan's picture

This is what it's all about

Behaviour is far more interesting than rarity for me.
I want to re-build the cottage I live in, so that my work-room overlooks the garden proper. But I would probably be a lot less productive...

dejayM's picture

dream..

My dream, of this, came true when we moved here. These are taken from the window, where I sit in the Captain's chair overlooking Scapa Flow. In the foreground (through huge windows), the lawn, backdropped by Rosa rugosa, birds come to speak and play out their little cameos.
Get the picture...
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2291144
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/315400
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