Blackbird - Turdus merula Turdus merula
Size: 10 inches (25 cm)
Habitat: Farmland, heathland, woodland and urban areas
Feeding: Insects, worms, fruit and seeds
Eggs: 3 -5 pale blue/green with brown spots laid late March - July, incubation about 13 days
Blackbird (Male)    

The blackbird is a member of the thrush family.

The adult male is very easy to recognise - glossy black with an orange beak and rings around the eyes. The female is dark brown, sometimes slightly mottled, with a brown beak.

Juveniles are usually a more reddish brown and slightly mottled.

Since we stopped the use of slug pellets in the garden, the blackbird population has thrived.



 Blackbird - Turdus merula
    Blackbird (Female)
Blackbird - Turdus merula


Blackbird (Female)    

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