I'm Not In The Mood To Share This One!! - Juvenile Blackbird - NZ by AndreaEL
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A juvenile Blackbird enjoying his apple in the bight sunshine. A number of Blackbirds breed in our garden, it is always fascinating watching the young ones grow up. As they mature the males loose their brown look and turn black.
I’m Not In The Mood To Share This One!!

Blackbirds (Turdus merula) are native to Europe, north-west Africa and the Middle East. English settlers introduced blackbirds to New Zealand because their song was a nostalgic reminder of English life. Between 1867 and 1879 blackbirds were liberated on the three main islands, where they multiplied rapidly. Within 60 years they had spread to the Chatham, subantarctic and Kermadec islands. On mainland New Zealand, blackbirds are now found in most habitats up to 1,500 metres above sea level. Blackbird males are black with an orange bill and eye-ring, whereas females are dark brown with a streaky underside. They are about 25 centimetres long and weigh 90 grams. They have a warbling song and a piercing alarm call. The oldest blackbird recorded in New Zealand was 15 years old.
Panasonic lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand Jan. 2012
I’m Not In The Mood To Share This One!!

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If I Sunbathe Long Enough I’ll Turn Into A Blackbird

Hey, This Is My Spot! – Blackbird

FEATURED JAN. 2012

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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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Comments

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    If I Sunbathe Long Enough I’ll Turn Into A Blackbird

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Andrea

  • Thank you Larry

    – AndreaEL

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    we have a lot of blackbirds but l never see the really young ones xx

  • Your wonderful kind comment is always much appreciated Lynn, thank you so much. We have loads of young this year, I guess it is all the good food around here.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

    ( To help us tidy up the group it would be appreciated if you could remove as many of your older works as possible – Thanks Ray )

    If you have already done this THANK YOU

  • All done Ray, thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    wow .. awesome capture

  • Your kind words are appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    Amazing colouring on him! Such a cutie-pie! Beautiful capture Andrea!

  • Your kind words are appreciated Maree, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • John Absher
    John Absherover 2 years ago

    Excellent control of DOF Andrea . . . Nice Shot!!

  • Your kind words & compliment is appreciated John, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Outstanding close up, excellent focus and details, great color

  • Your kind words are appreciated Byron, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Outstanding close up, excellent focus and details, great color

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