This young blackbird, still without its full complement of adult feathers, hadn't yet learned to fear humans. That's probably of no real importance, but I hope it learns quickly that cats and dogs, both of which frequent the Massey University campus, should be regarded as real risks.
I could almost have used the macro lens, because this little bird allowed me to approach quietly and slowly to within a couple of metres. I made sure I moved away just as quietly and slowly to avoid alarming it.
[15 March 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, Panasonic 100–300mm at 136mm, ISO 400, 1/30 at f/4.4]
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