Blackbird Trying a long shot at full stretch 300mm, earlier this evening with the new 18mm-300mm lens where the light was a little better. Blackbird Turdus merula, May 2018, neigbour’s lawn, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 12 thoughts on “Blackbird” Add yours Went long, and for a black bird 🙂 Nice LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Ted 🙂 You know what it’s like when you get a new toy, but I was losing the light. Thankfully I spotted this Blackbird rooting for worms and bugs on the neighbour’s front lawn. LikeLike Reply It’s fascinating to see your Blackbird, which is unlike out blackbirds and is more closely related to our American Robin. Is this the same kind of blackbird that inspired Paul McCartney’s song “Blackbird?” (Our blackbirds don’t sing in the dead of night.) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Possibly, but it was the song of one he heard whilst in India. This is the dark male, where the female is much lighter and closer to brown in colour. I do love their song, and waking up to one in a morning is such a beautiful thing. Thank you for your comment, Mike 🙂 LikeLike Reply I love the sound of blackbirds. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It is my favourite bird song, and takes me back to my boyhood when I had a huge Elm (before the disease hit) in my front garden, and one would always be singing from the boughs at dawn 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nothing like a new toy (aka lens) to play with. (18-300mm sounds like a great lens too. Closeups as well as distant shots, which is why I used to love my 18-200mm that died). LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I remember you telling me your 18-200 sadly died, which was another range I was looking before deciding to go for that extra reach. I can’t wait to give it a good run for its money later on! 🙂 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Not just one (18-200mm), but two, Pete. I had one on my Canon DSLR and one on my Sony a6000. I still miss them. LikeLiked by 1 person That is really bad luck, Vicki. I can imagine how much you miss them. Very versatile lenses. LikeLike Perhaps he’s looking for some of those many varieties of spiders… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Lol! 🙂 Maybe 🙂 LikeLike Reply Your thoughts ... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.