Blackbird (Turdus merula)
The blackbird is a much-loved common bird in the UK and often seen in the garden. Its beautiful song heralds the first signs of spring as it perches on a high point for all to hear. Blackbirds also have a very loud alarm call of ‘pink, pink, pink’ if they are scared.
It is only the male that is black with a bright yellow beak and eye circle. The female is brown all over.
They love to eat worms, fruit and berries.
The nest is a solid cup of grass and small twigs lined with mud and moss. It contains 3-5 pale blue speckled eggs.