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Alexander Averin

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Who am I?


I appear every winter but only when the days are really very cold and snowy. I am always alone and I just sit on the garden fence under a hedge looking rather forlorn? Does anyone know what breed of bird I am?  The lady of the cottage is always peering at me through binoculars from her kitchen window and taking photos but she doesn't know what family I belong to either.  She has a very good Bird Book (Readers Digest) and she has one or two ideas what I am but she is not at all sure she is right. (most unusual for her :-)).

10 comments:

Kath said...

Lady blackbird?

JeannetteLS said...

I have no idea... but with my brain, I'm likely to decide it is a magical bird, one that comes only to you. I'm afraid I almost always wend toward the mythic.

Beautiful little thing. Of COURSE, I'll have to come back to find out what it is.

Hannah Velten said...

Hi Cait - Mootia here
Lovely to hear from you again - been a long time! I'm not big on birds, but I have to say it's not the prettiest I've seen. x

Foxglove Lane said...

It's a great bird, no idea what it is but it has a look of one that just got out of bed. I love imagining you in that scene with her, definitely a female, two females, relating on another level, thanks for your energy, it's the same thing the bird feels from you:~)

Vee said...

Very fluffy bird...wearing his winter parka it looks like. Hope that someone will know!

Fennie said...

Cold and fluffed out. Needs some fat worm to eat perhaps. I'd say a female blackbird but the plumage isn't quite right. Do tell us what it was.

Thyra said...

It looks like a thrush of some kind.

Fire Byrd said...

What about a Redstart or Whinchat?
Over this weekend in my garden I've had a visiting flock of Redwings who've eaten every berry off my holly tree on Sunday morning !

Nina Milton said...

I think it's a redwing, Cait.
These are winter visitors of the Thrush family, and have a rosy underside below their wing. They are ground feeders and love apples, by the way!

Fire Byrd said...

Don't think it's a Redwing the sides of the bird aren't bright enough compared to the ones in my garden.You could always put the pic up on the RSPB forum and some bird expert will definitely know what it is.