E.J.Wilkins

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Blackbird


Aha, I can hear some of you say, this can't be a Blackbird because it's brown!

This is the female bird, her colouring will give her some camouflage protection when she's sitting on a nest.

The males are black and have a bright yellow beak.

These birds are quite big, about 24cm long (9½ inches) not quite as big as a pigeon. More facts - here - on the British Trust for Ornithology site.


As with almost all my garden bird pictures, this one is taken through a window, looking into our garden.
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Blackbird


Aha, I can hear some of you say, this can't be a Blackbird because it's brown!

This is the female bird, her colouring will give her some camouflage protection when she's sitting on a nest.

The males are black and have a bright yellow beak.

These birds are quite big, about 24cm long (9½ inches) not quite as big as a pigeon. More facts - here - on the British Trust for Ornithology site.


As with almost all my garden bird pictures, this one is taken through a window, looking into our garden.
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comments (27)

  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 29 Nov 2008, 00:37
As always, your bird pictures are crisp and clear and your explanations lucid.
  • Ada
  • stuck in my head
  • 29 Nov 2008, 01:35
Beautifully clear.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Nov 2008, 02:16
Beautiful picture, Ellie.

She is a very attractive gal...if I was a black guy with a yellow beak, I would certainly be interested in some serious nest building with her.
  • FLOOG
  • The caves of my mind
  • 29 Nov 2008, 04:45
These are such beautiful birds, the male even more so with his black overcoat and bright orange beak.

A superly detailed image, perfectly presented, Ellie

Hope you have a wonderful weekend smile
This is lovely Ellie: that DOF is essential for this sort of picture
Lovely shot with a great framing Ellie!
Another superb shot Ellie. One of my favourite birds.
I feel as if I am thumbing through a professionally produced book of ornothology, Ellie.
Magnificent, Ellie. Like all your bird shots through your window.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2008, 10:09
The bird does see you, however if keep on making noises like a corn cob it will not fly away.

Jokes aside - excellent capture.

PS. I think you have very clean windows grin
  • mikedi
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2008, 10:13
I haven't seen a bad shot of a bird yet!
  • Frida
  • Sweden (swe)
  • 29 Nov 2008, 10:29
Oh, we had a blackbirds nest in our woodshed a couple of years ago. There are a lot of them around our Summer cottage.
Beautiful capture Ellie!
Well my cameras all set up Ellie, unfortunately the birds don't like our garden much. If I manage to get a picture half as good as this i will be happy.
Wonderful shot Ellie. So nitid and clear. Congratulations.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2008, 13:31
Excellent shot here. Such perfect Bokeh.
Another great capture. Does the red-wing blackbird visit your garden?
Can't be seen that you taken it through the window, this is a good point for you smile
Clear and nice shot, the bird seems so healthy.
The young ones have mainly the the same colours if I right.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 29 Nov 2008, 15:25
I never cease to be impressed with the quality of your images, Ellie, and this no exception. Wonderful detail and a lovely composition, too.
Watch the birdie wink You are good at these Ellie smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2008, 19:00
We have loads of these in our garden - delightful visitors. Another superb one Ellie
Ingrid
Your garden looks like a popular place Ellie. Another great picture. (Got any starlings by any chance)
I congratulate by this magnificent repertoire of birds and birds to you that you have had the luck to catch in your garden! smile
  • Zeus
  • Sub-tropical London
  • 30 Nov 2008, 10:21
Great series of birds Ellie. We don't seem to have the same variety here in London... we probably do, but I'd say they're a bit more skittish or untrusting. Couldn't imagine them within 3 meters of the house! Cheers, H.
Great capture of this lovely little lady. (:o)
You're now ready to publish your own book ! Bravo once again !
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2008, 13:59
impressive capture especially as shot through a window smile
  • zohre
  • uae
  • 6 Dec 2008, 19:30
Lovely shot with a great framing, Ellie! smile

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