Someone on my reguler forum posted about a strange bird his father in law managed to get vhs footage of in his garden. I'm given to believe the garden is in Carlisle.
" it was with a pair of black birds who chase it away after 5 minutes
heres the dicription (its NOT a ring ouzel , magpie or blacky, nor was it ringed)
blackbird size but shorter necked
matt black cap
broad white collar all the way round its neck
purpley hazy breast (no where near the bluey colour of a maggie)
rest of body and wings were the colour of a female blacky but with a purple haze. "
Says Digga. He posted about the bird. He then, following my instructions, took digital shots of the bird from paused images on the tv screen. So, as you lads would know, we're Not talking Digiscope material here. But I've picked out the best of them.
I Looks Like just another partially white T. merula. But his description gives me pause for thought. The purple he speaks of being aparrent in the shots.
Who has the Big Thrush and Blackbird books, please?
Or is it just a male blackbird with white?