Vote for Best of Hyde Daily 2013
The time has come to vote for the Best of Hyde Daily 2013.
On 1st January 2014 members of the City Daily Photobloggers community will be revealing their Photo of the Year. I have selected twelve contenders for Best of Hyde 2013 and am asking readers to vote for their favourites.
Please visit Best of Hyde Daily Photo 2013 and vote for your top three photographs.
Closing date for voting is 12 noon GMT on December 28th 2013.
Friday, 30 March 2012
Blackbird by the Trans Pennine Trail
The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) on a tree near the Trans Pennine Trail close to Knott Fold.
The adult male has glossy black plumage, blackish-brown legs, a yellow eye-ring and an orange-yellow bill. It may not immediately be clear why the name "Blackbird", first recorded in 1486, was applied to this species, but not to one of the various other common black English birds, such as the Carrion Crow, Raven, Rook or Jackdaw. However, in Old English, and in modern English up to about the 18th century, "bird" was used only for smaller or young birds, and larger ones such as crows were called "fowl". At that time, the Blackbird was therefore the only widespread and conspicuous "black bird" in the British Isles. (information from Wikipedia)
A contribution to Skywatch Friday.
Advance notice: With the CDPB portal currently out of action, Julie of Sydney Eye has created a page where participents in the April 1st theme (Cobblestones) can register their posts on a linky. See CDPB Theme Day