thrush

Amsel (Jungvogel) ~ European Blackbird (juvenile) ~ Turdus merula

Fall is here and I enjoy looking through my pics from this spring: sweet baby Blackbird resting in the yard and waiting for parents to return with food. :-) 

2014 © Jesse Alveo

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bird friend by Rachel Kertz
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European Blackbird (Fledgling) ~ Amsel (Jungvogel) ~ Turdus merula

The latest “addition” to the yard’s wildlife is a giant baby - a European Blackbird fledgling, an only child. :-) His/her father has a constricted foot, anti-bird netting has cost him a toe but he can use his leg again now. :-/

Blackbird chicks hide on the ground mainly and are very prone to predation, so let’s hope the best for the little big spotted guy. :-)

2014 © Jesse Alveo 

Common Blackbird (male) ~ Amsel (Hahn) ~ Turdus merula

I met a Blackbird and he didn’t like it - but before he left, I was able to take this picture. He has spiderwebs on his forehead. :-)

2014 © Jesse Alveo

Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus)

…a species of thrush (Turdidae) which breeds in the higher regions of western and central Europe, and winters in the Mediterranean region.Like other thrushes ring ouzels are territorial and are typically seen in pairs. Ring ouzels are omnivorous, feeding on a wide range of insects, earthworms, small vertebrates, and berries. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Turdidae-Turdus-T. torquatus

Image: Andreas Trepte

European Blackbird (juvenile bird) ~ Amsel (Jungvogel) ~ Turdus merula

My submission for NO EDIT FRIDAY PORTRAIT - argh, I had to edit my caption now but I’m still submitting my unedited PORTRAIT (hehe) of a giant baby blackbird. :-)

2014 © Jesse Alveo