Help with ID please

To: "'Susanne Gardiner'" <>, "'canberra birds'" <>
Subject: Help with ID please
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 23:53:36 +1100
Yes, as Susanne says. The only thing to add is that this is the time of year that there are many of the juveniles about (the ones that the Currawongs didn't find). Once again, what you think of, is usually what it is.
-----Original Message-----From: Susanne Gardiner [ Sent: Monday, 21 February 2011 8:42 PM
To: canberra birds     Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Help with ID please

Hi Margaret

it's a juvenile Blackbird.

There are a few around, usually in gardens. 
I find them "subdued" compared to the quite prominent songbirds I grew up with in Germany. The Song of the Blackbird is one of the things that will still get me homesick after all this time living here.

Cheers, Susanne

--- On Mon, 21/2/11, Margaret Leggoe <> wrote:

From: Margaret Leggoe <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] Help with ID please
Received: Monday, 21 February, 2011, 8:29 PM

I shot this at the Jerrabomberra wetlands this evening.  It was a long way off and the light all in the wrong place, so, with apologies, this frame was the best of a terrible batch.  Judging by the silvereyes and Euro goldfinches that were around at the time, I would say this was the size of a blackbird, or even a little bigger.  It’s got me puzzled.

Thank you all


Margaret Leggoe



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