Friday, January 13, 2012

Photo Day 9

Photo Day 9 - Daily Routine

This was a difficult choice.
Eventually I settled on birdwatching; it is second nature to me to take note of what birds are around me in my daily life.
 This delightful male blackbird was in the courtyard outside the back door in December 2010, waiting for me to put food out for him :-)
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Anastasia Theodoridis said...

How does one know it's a male? I, too, love birds and notice them all the time (and have rehabbed quite a few) but of this species I'm ignorant. Thanks in advance for enlightening me on this.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Dear Anastasia,
Male blackbirds are jet black with very yellow eyes and beak; female blackbirds have a chocolate-brown colour on their backs, with a speckled mix of brown on the breast and the beak is a more muted yellow colour.
The females tend to be more timid and I have not managed to take a photo of one in my garden.....the males are cheeky !