Forum > Identifying Birds > Garden Bird Washing In Pond. Farmland Nearby. Any Ideas?

Harry123 Posted 16-Aug-2017 16:42
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I spotted this bird having a wash in our pond. It is slightly larger and rounder than a blackbird. Never seen anything like it before. Location: Near Salisbury, UK. Any ideas what it is?

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Karmann65 Posted 22-Aug-2017 11:18
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Despite your reservations I still believe this is a Blackbird. Possibly one of this years brood given its coulours

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Harry123 Posted 27-Aug-2017 00:34
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Thanks Karmann65. Having googled it I can see that you must be right. It was the brown head and black body which threw me - I hadn't realised that blackbird juveniles looked like that. The "larger and rounder" shape may with hindsight have been from it having just washed in the pond.

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