Thursday, 6 December 2012

White Necked Blackbird finally drops in

For a week or so I've been seeing a Blackbird in the area with a distinct white neck ring but every time it comes close the local Blackbird chases it off until this morning he finally dropped in for a bite of apple and I managed to grab a quick grainy shot of him.
He's a smart looking bird!

Hope he stays around for a while.

ps..we've nicknamed him the Vicar

27 comments:

  1. there was one in my garden this morning 7.12.12 colne lancashire


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  2. Saw one today in my back yard. Have never seen one before. He/she is very pretty.

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  3. A friend gave me your site when I talked about the black bird that visits my yard. My bird also has a very white tail and is bigger than Vicar. Stopped by last year this time also.

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  4. I'm 67 years old and had never seen one till today. I live in Georgia.

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    1. I certainly never saw one before today! There was a pair, looked exactly alike.

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  5. I saw a pair under a crab apple tree two years ago. I also live in Georgia.

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  6. I saw a strange looking blackbird locally yesterday, it did look like a vicar a good description
    ellesmere port Wirral cheshire

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  7. I live in Brighton East Sussex and saw one on our bird table today, so I checked it out on the net because I'd never seen one before, it's a little beauty!

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  8. I saw one in Berwick-upon-Tweed on Thursday but haven't seen it since

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  9. We just saw one today on the south coast at Kimmeridge, Dorset, sitting on the ground, looking for food of some sort; was wary but let us come quite close before flying (quite heavily / clumsily) into the bushes. Very distinctive white collar around the back of the neck, orange beak. Fascinating! Never seen one before, but couldn't find it in my bird book!

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  13. Saw one in Cullompton,Devon. First time ever to notice this particular bird.

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  14. Just saw one at longford tasmania australia.never before usually just black birds.

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  15. I just saw one driving through churton park in Wellington nz. I looked it up as I've never seen one before. Was thrilled!

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  16. I had a blackbird with a white ring all the way around its neck but it had a dark beak eating from my feeder on 11-16-19 @ 1:10 p.m. I live in Melbourne Florida. I've never seen one in my yard before. Love seeing new birds arrive.

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  17. Pretty sure I saw one today in my back garden (south coast, Hampshire, UK). Grabbed my camera and long lens and just as I got back to the window a Wood Pigeon scared it away. I'll keep an eye open...

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  18. We saw one at our feeder in Pawleys Island, SC. It also had a white tail. It was with other blackbirds. Have no idea what it is. Same size as blackbirds.

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  19. We had one visit our garden last night. A real beauty with a lovely song. We are in Angmering, West Sussex.

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  20. Had one yesterday , Had never seen one in my 75 years ! Lincoln Arkansas !

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    1. We see one using our birdhouse! Very pretty! I live near Atlanta, GA

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  21. Saw one today in Chedington in West Dorset! Very pretty. I thought it was a very lost ring ouzel at first

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  22. Seen one today in Bedfordshire. Believe there's more than one here

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  23. Saw another one today, not msny around though

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  24. My son and I just saw one a while ago and now a smaller one than the last. I think, they're courting. ☺️ We're from Boracay Island, Philippines.

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