Can anyone help. Spends a lot of time on the ground. Not a Songthrush. Not a baby Blackbird.
out of interest - why isn't it a baby blackbird?
TeddyNot a baby Blackbird.
Hi Teddy and welcome to the forum.
It's certainly a Blackbird and my feeling is that it is a juvenile moulting into adult plumage. It has the characteristic spotty breast. It could well be a juvenile male from the dark tail and legs.
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Hi Teddy welcome to the forum.
Yep def a Blackbird, as TJ says it could be a juvenile getting its adult feathers.
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Yes, a juvenile Blackbird - they can be quite variable. i wouldn't want to comment on the sex.
I've just photographed this juvie Blackbird in my garden. Probably less mature than yours but you can see the similarity.
A stunning bird as TJ picture along with your own shows. I think a lot of people mistake the young as they just look like blackbirds.
Juvvy Blackbird- as they get older and moult you can sex them. This is safely a juv
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Thankyou for your help . Juvs & females very tricky. Teddy
Thankyou for your help . teddy
Thankyou for help Teddy
Amazingly similar photo. Thanks . Teddy
I've just taken this, i think it will be one of the first broods of this year.