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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Fledgling Blackbird

Bird Sightings : Blackbird Fledgling

Blackbird Fledgling

Turdus merula

Gaelic: Lòn-dubh

Photography © Kim Park
Gisla - Uig - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
May 22nd, 2006

 

Some of our Blackbird photographs

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male adult
Blackbird
fledgling
Blackbird
leucistic

 

  • Blackbird
  • Turdus merula
  • Gaelic: Lòn-dubh
  • WI: Fairly common resident breeder (100-999 breeding pairs), and Passage Visitor (low numbers)

 

A fledgling is a young bird from the time it first leaves the nest until it is independent of the care of it's parents.

 

Blackbird records in the Western Isles

Fairly common resident breeder (100-999 breeding pairs), and Passage Visitor (low numbers)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Blackbird is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

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F

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A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

Visit Kim's web site of her photography of the Western Isles
www.bigbigskies.co.uk

Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


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