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Stumpy is a male Blackbird. He spent the last two winters in my garden and he's here again ready for this coming winter.
He does very well out there in the wild and, so far, has flown off with a mate each spring.
He's never had a tail. In his peak condition, he's exactly like this image.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2012 - 1:36 PM
Focal Length:285mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Stumpy
Username:M_squared M_squared
Uploaded:25 Nov 2012 - 12:46 PM
Tags:Blackbird, Male, Turdus merula, Wildlife / nature
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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 3254 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
25 Nov 2012 - 1:20 PM

More like fatty. A lovely bird.

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
25 Nov 2012 - 2:22 PM

he looks lovely great shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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User_Removed
25 Nov 2012 - 2:30 PM

Nice capture, good too see you are keeping him well fed.
Alf.

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 4:03 PM

Cracking shot!
Steve

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 4:17 PM

Brilliant shot

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM

Good focus on Stumpy's beak and eye.

Lavina

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 8:19 PM

I first thought a cat has had hold of him, nice shot

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