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Oops.. Do I Have Egg On My Face? - Fledgling Blackbird - NZ by AndreaEL

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Warmer weather and our lounge sliding doors are wide open, this little fledgling blackbird decided to come in for an inspection and then forgot his way out. I heard flapping and realised that a bird had come in, grabbed the camera, just in case there was an opportunity. Having got himself behind the glass doors, he realised that he could not get out. A few photos, and he was gently placed on the tree outside, he posed one last time, then awkwardly took off into the garden to find his mum. Their beaks look too big for their heads at this age…This is my favourite time of year when all the little fledglings are out and about…I love watching the parents teaching them the ropes…
*Oops.. Do I Have Egg On My Face? – Fledgling Blackbird *

The Common Blackbird, Turdus merula, is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian Blackbird (especially in North America, to distinguish it from the unrelated New World blackbirds), or simply Blackbird (in areas where it is the only blackbird-like species). It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to Australia and New Zealand. It has a number of subspecies across its large range; a few of the Asian subspecies are sometimes considered to be full species. Depending on latitude, the Common Blackbird may be resident, partially migratory or fully migratory. The male of the nominate subspecies, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich melodious song; the adult female and juvenile have mainly dark brown plumage. This species breeds in woods and gardens, building a neat, mud-lined, cup-shaped nest. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms, berries, and fruits. Both sexes are territorial on the breeding grounds, with distinctive threat displays, but are more gregarious during migration and in wintering areas. Pairs will stay in their territory throughout the year where the climate is sufficiently temperate. This common and conspicuous species has given rise to a number of literary and cultural references, frequently related to its song. (Wikipedia)
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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Fledgling Blackbird

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    This is such a super image, Andrea – great capture !!

  • Your wonderful comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much Mattie.

    – AndreaEL

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Cute!

  • Thank you Cindy Much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 2 years ago

    fabulous capture Andrea

  • Your wonderful comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    How cute! Glad you got him outside safely.

  • Your wonderful comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much Dot. Safety for the birds is high on my list…lol

    – AndreaEL

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 2 years ago

    Terrific capture!!!…………Tony

  • Your wonderful comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much Tony

    – AndreaEL

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Lovely portrait indeed Andrea

  • Thank you Larry

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – AndreaEL

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    Great shot Andrea. I had a similar encounter last week with a robin, lol

  • Your wonderful comment is greatly appreciated, thank you so much Chris. I love it when there is a happy lift off…

    – AndreaEL

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