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 

Bard and the Thrush

My friend thinks Luke Evans/Bard is super hot, so I thought I’d draw a Bard for him. Aaaaaannnd I have a Barduil request to work on, so I needed to practice drawing Bard.

Also, I love the thrush.  I totally understand why they changed it from a movie standpoint, but I was sad when they didn’t include the thrush telling Bard where to shoot his arrow.  My new otp, Bard/Thursh…Brush :P


Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus)

…a species of thrush that occurs from Taiwan, through Southeast Asia ranging from Melanesia to Samoa. Like other thrushes T. poliocephalus forages mostly in leaf litter and in low branches, and its diet consists mostly of small invertebrates, small vertebrates and fruits and seeds. T. poliocephalus has a large (49) number of subspecies most of which vary dramatically in appearance and range.


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Images: Neon Tomas Buenaflor Rosell II and Hiyashi Haka