On 5th April, we saw the first egg. A few days later, there was a second egg. Now all is gone, and the couple needs to start over.
I have heard very beautiful singing and could find out the author :)
First egg laid today or over the last few days. Most likely, Peter was involved with this business, but pater semper incertus (and I don't plan to engage in DNA fingerprinting for this...).
His name is Peter. Definitely the dominant male blackbird in our backyard. We recognize him by the albinotic patch on his forehead (not visible in the picture).
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...