Thursday, 3 April 2014

Blackbird - die Amsel

I spotted this handsome blackbird with his jet-black coat and orange beak and eyes and just had to take a snap. It was incidentally a good test of my zoom lens and how shaky my hands were, as he was rather shy and I couldn't get too close.

In German a blackbird is called eine Amsel, which is echoingly similar to the other name for a blackbird we used to call them in northern Britain when I were a nipper, an ouzel.

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