Blackbird – Turdus merula

This Blackbird is one of a group of eight Blackbirds that are in the garden now. This is a young male which can be seen from the dark brown colour and the colour of its beak, similar to the female’s colours.

Blackbird – young male

When it grows up it becomes black and the beak becomes bright orange-yellow. It also gets an eye-ring of the same colour.  This makes the adult male Blackbird one of the most striking garden birds. The song of the Blackbird is also very vocal so it does not go unnoticed.

Blackbird – Adult male