A male blackbird in a flowering Sophora microphylla.
19 blackbirds on the school playing field: 6 female and 13 male.
18 blackbirds on school playing field. All but one were males!
Bird nest with speckled eggs. Less than 1m off the ground. Nest materials seem to be grass and mud and fairly rigid.
A nest with blackbird eggs in it
The Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian Blackbird (especially in North America, to distinguish it from the unrelated New World blackbirds), or simply Blackbird, where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species. It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to Australia (where it is considered a pest) and New Zealand. It has a number of subspecies across its...