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Bird ID please

DocJamesDocJames PenarthPosts: 15
Thought was a juvenile blackbird but beak looks too streamlined from the pictures I’ve looked at online. 

In garden in South Wales, it’s about twice the size of a sparrow and is helping itself to fat balls. 

Any ideas please? Not the best picture but can’t get close enough with my phone…


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,049
    Baby starling
    Some people bring joy wherever they go. Others, whenever they go. - Mark Twain.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    Yes - baby blackies look exactly like blackbirds apart from general colouring, and it's pretty much the same for starlings. 
    Easy mistake to make though  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • DocJamesDocJames PenarthPosts: 15
    That sounds about right, hadn’t appreciated how little shiny the young had
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