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blackbird duo

blackbird duo
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Copyright: Carole Francois (grimmel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 0 N: 91] (415)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-27 10:09
Viewed: 4818
Points: 10
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young blackbirds, Focus and OOFocus, this summertime in our wildlife care center.

The male Blackbird is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill. The adult female and juvenile have brown plumage and a brown beak and do not have a yellow eye-ring. Overall, the juvenile is a slightly lighter brown than the female, and the very young juvenile has a speckled breast.

Blackbirds utilise a variety of nest sites including trees, bushes, hedges and buildings, or may even nest directly on the ground. The female builds the nest from sticks, twigs and leaves, and lines it with mud and grass. She normally lays four or five eggs, which are incubated for 12-15 days.
The chicks are fed by both parents for two weeks in the nest, and then looked after for a further three weeks.


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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-10-27 10:14]

Bonjour Carole,
belle présentation de ces deux merles juveniles très bon focus sur le premier, un peu dommage pour le deuxieme, mais ca n'en est pas moins une belle prise avec de belles couleurs naturelles et un excellent cadrage

Salut Carole,je ne connaissais pas ces oiseau,ils sont plutot originale!Belle composition,beau shot

Hello Carole
This is a lovely picture of wonderful young blackbirds..lovely sharp details with a superb black and green bg.
tfs and regards

Hello Carole

These fledglings look so much like Turdus migratorious fledges.(cousins)A lovely photo of these baby blackbirds.I am very interested in this species and hope to see some again some day.I last saw them in the Spring of 1990 when I was in Europe.The shot is well composed with very good detail.TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-30 14:43]

Hello Carole, very young indedd ! Well done picture with a good composition,good sharpness and well exposed. Thanks !


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