NJ3458 : Blackbird (Turdus merula)

taken 7 years ago, near to Fochabers, Moray, Great Britain

Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Several birds exhibited this behaviour today, squatting on the bare earth at the edge of what passes for a lawn and stretching out their wings. Sunbathing is a tactic some birds use to help dislodge parasites that start to overheat and move at which point they can be seen and picked off. This bird is a adult male.
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NJ3458, 259 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 June, 2010
Category
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 345 581 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:36.5141N 3:5.8703W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 345 581
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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