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?Baby blackbird

I have a feeling that this is a youngster (probably one of Freaky's offspring) who is coming to the feeder regularly. Does anyone know when male blackbirds go black? Or is this definitely a young female?



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Nice photo Gee - birds usually moult early spring and chest feathers change first so if you see a male with black chest but brown wings its about a year old. Takes 2 years to go fully black.So at this stage no way of knowing if male or female.

17 May, 2009

 

Thanks BB - you are better than Google! I couldn't find that information anywhere :)

17 May, 2009

 

Perhaps Google think people got better things to do than watch blackbirds change colour Gee ..lol

17 May, 2009

 

That dont say much for us lot does it BB.

17 May, 2009

 

I have had baby Blackbirds over the years........ and found the feathers of the young males start to go black quite quickly, starting with the tail feathers.... and also the males start to sing i have had them sit on my fence under a shrub and get there voice they start to twitter.......you can tell there going to be male.............

17 May, 2009

 

Well no matter whether its male or female its a very cute youngster!

17 May, 2009

 

I agree Pansy........lovely shot..............

17 May, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for that info BB ..

A nice photo Gee .. :o)

17 May, 2009

 

awww lovely photo

18 May, 2009

 

Nice. Glad to see it's getting the hang of the feeder.

18 May, 2009

 

Sorry Clarice ...just seen your comment been so busy watching paint dry and grass grow forgot to check on the blackbirds !

19 May, 2009



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