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JIMMY/S

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"Look at this girl sunbathing" 7:59pm Sunday 24th Jun


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Ha Ha female Blackbird ime afraid & not the prettiest of sunbathers.



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"RE: Look at this girl sunbathing" 9:24pm Sunday 24th Jun


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I think she is pretty Jim, I love blackbirds. I have one in my garden every morning.


Tony


Davep"RE: Look at this girl sunbathing" 12:28pm Monday 25th Jun
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It looks as if she's "anting" to me. They spread their feathers out and allow ants to run over them that spray them with formic acid. It is thought this rids the bird of parasites on its feathers.

David
JIMMY/S

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"RE: Look at this girl sunbathing" 1:11pm Monday 25th Jun


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Not heard of that Dave, Whatever she's doing she seems to be enjoying it.


Jim
Davep"RE: Look at this girl sunbathing" 11:59am Thursday 28th Jun
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Found this Jim

Anting - is a self-anointing behavior during which birds rub insects, usually ants, on their feathers and skin. The bird may pick up the insects in their bill and rub them on the body (active anting), or the bird may lie in an area of high density of the insects and perform dust bathing.
JIMMY/S

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"RE: Look at this girl sunbathing" 10:43pm Thursday 28th Jun


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Yeh looked it up and quite a few birds seem to do it Dave, I always thought they were soaking up the rays, Thanks for the tip.

Jim


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