The beautiful blackbird

Today's post is about the blackbird. 


A regularly seen bird, the blackbird as in its name is black but this is only for the male. Confusingly, the female is brown with spots and streaks on their breasts. The males have an orange beak and eye-ring which make them quite striking. They are one of the UK's most commonly seen bird and have a mellow song which is easily recognisable. 


Key Facts:

  • They eat insects, worms and berries.
  • You can see them all year round.
  • They are the most numerous breeding bird in the British Isles, with a population of around 6 million birds. 

Male Blackbird


Female Blackbird

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