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Baby blackbid

This is a discussion on Baby blackbid within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I didn't notice this little mite on the honeysuckle until I went to prune the ...

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    Default Baby blackbid

    I didn't notice this little mite on the honeysuckle until I went to prune the escallonia. I had enough time to go back in the house to get my camera. Then I left it on it's own as it was calling for it's mother.


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    What a great shot !!!! You should enter it in a contest. What kind of black bird is it?
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    So precious! I just love spring with all the baby birds, but I do worry a bit about them. I have a doe with little twin fawns that came around all winter, but then I found one of the twins dead in the street. It's a dangerous world out there.
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    Oh Lynda aren't they just gorgeous? Awwwwwwwwwww!

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    The latin name for our common blackbird is (cover your eyes!) Turdus Merula! We Only have one sort of blackbird here. They belong to the thrush family.

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    Judi, I'm afraid that is a baby Starling Sturnus vulgaris. Still doesn't make it any less cute. Blackbirds are bigger and browner.
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    Aww how cute I am a sucker for them, in the past have hand fed 3 one oriole (twiddle) one sparrow (big mouth ) and one Grackle (grackie) all were found after a storm no way to return them to the nest even if I could find it .
    All were released I still think about them .
    Sad about the fawn, poor baby... The pictures are wonderful Thanks ... Gin

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    Thanks Steve! Shows how much I know! I must make the effort to go to Bempton and see the puffins this year.

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    This thread is wonderful! WOW! I love all the photos. You folks are so talented. I never have my camera when I get close to nature like that. Amazing. 5 Stars from me!!

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    Such a darling little bird--I hope it found its mother.

    And those fawns--incredible!

    Thanks for sharing both.

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