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Since 1962 the Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula) is the national bird of Sweden, but that might change this year- there’s a voting process going on and on the 31st of August this year the new national bird will be announced. There are currently 30 species left in the competition, and the Blackbird is still in the race πŸ™‚

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PS. I’m taking a break from blogging, but I’ll be back πŸ˜‰

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26 responses

  1. Great shot =)

    April 19, 2015 at 4:02 PM

  2. I didn’t know the Black bird was the national bird for Sweden – interesting. And what a fine bird he is – shiny! πŸ™‚

    April 19, 2015 at 4:26 PM

  3. Lovely shot Calee – have a wonderful break, see you when you return!

    April 19, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    • Thanks Mary! I had a great time in Seoul! But also nice to be back. πŸ™‚

      May 14, 2015 at 2:05 PM

  4. Have a good break

    April 19, 2015 at 4:40 PM

  5. Great bird shot!
    Don’t stay away 2 long! πŸ˜‰

    April 19, 2015 at 5:14 PM

  6. This is a beautiful picture I love the texture of the tree limb and the moss.

    April 19, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    • Thanks Sonya! Sometimes you’re lucky when they pose in a photogenic spot. πŸ˜‰

      May 14, 2015 at 2:07 PM

  7. Very nice shot, Camilla! Also, I didn’t know that that blackbird was Sweden’s national bird! πŸ™‚
    Hope all is well with you and I look forward to seeing you back blogging: your beautiful images will be missed!
    Enjoy your break though πŸ˜‰
    Best,
    Stefano

    April 19, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    • Thanks so much, Stefano! I had a great time in Seoul, but it’s also nice to be back. πŸ™‚

      May 14, 2015 at 2:08 PM

  8. The Blackbird would get my vote!!
    Don’t stay away too long!! πŸ™‚

    April 19, 2015 at 11:39 PM

  9. How interesting that this was opened up to a vote. Another great shot – love how the eye ring shows so well.

    April 20, 2015 at 1:46 AM

  10. Beautiful shot Calee. πŸ™‚

    April 20, 2015 at 1:58 AM

  11. Gorgeous shot, Camilla, with exquisite focus and beautiful background. Love it!

    April 20, 2015 at 11:55 AM

  12. That’s a lovely shot Camilla! πŸ™‚

    April 21, 2015 at 11:44 AM

  13. Who are you voting for?

    Enjoy the break.

    April 21, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    • Thanks Lyle! I did. πŸ™‚ My vote goes to the Great Grey Owl. Always. πŸ˜‰

      May 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM

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