I saw this bird and it's driving me barmy about what it is. It looks like a blackbird in size but the colour of its chest looks orange or red. But the sunlight might be giving out different colors. The colour looks uniform rather than speckled like female or juvenile blackbirds.
Any help identifying this bird would be appreciated
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As you say it's the sunlight on the feathers that's causing the colour it's a female blackbird
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In reply to Alan.:
Morning all, at the weekend I saw a couple of female blackbirds that were let’s say very round! Is that to do with the mating season?
i live on the Medway estuary and had a lovely walk last night viewing many waders incl two pairs of curlews
In reply to miles k:
Hi Miles they will be fluffed up in the cold I think they trap air in their feathers to better insulate themselves..Robins do it too.
Would the colour be red if they were black even if the sun was on them ?
In reply to hipster01cg :
The female blackbird is brown anyway hipster I think I've got some photos looking the same that I can dig out; in some shots you can even see the spots like a song thrush with them being a member of the Thrush family.
The male would still look black.
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