Actually I was cooking lunch in the kitchen and saw this big bird sitting in a tree. Having my camera on the kitchen table (my camera is always near me), I did a quick shot. Not perfect, but birds do not wait to be photographed, they have other ideas, like eating and flying.
Anyhow after a discussion with Mr. Swiss and a look in my book of birds, we still do not really know what this it. Definitely not a blackbird (or is it?), so bird lovers and experts please point me in the right direction.