I have a blackbird visits my garden on a daily basis, it is lovely to look out of my workshop window and see him gathering worms and bugs … he comes up quite close too, not afraid at all…
Today he brought his newly fledged blackbird baby to visit and I managed to grab my camera and get a couple of shots before they flew off 🙂
He turned around and was watching me take photographs 🙂
A few facts about these gorgeous song birds…
Chats and Thrushes (Turdidae)
The males live up to their name but, confusingly, females are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts. The bright orange-yellow beak and eye-ring make adult male blackbirds one of the most striking garden birds. One of the commonest UK birds, its mellow song is also a favourite.
Where to see them
Found everywhere in gardens and countryside and from coasts to hills, although not on the highest peaks.
When to see them
All year round.
What they eat
Insects, worms and berries.