Photo taken through a not so very clean window.

Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a very common bird in northern Europe. It has even been imported to Australia. Perhaps not so very often considered to be a beautiful bird as it has very little color. I disagree. It is a very beautiful bird and if you get the chance to see it up close you see the patterns in the feathers. The male has all black feathers while the female is more gray.

The male is a loud melodic singer. Sitting high up in the trees trying to impress the females. Not only very good at singing full melodies from early morning to late night. Even if the male always starts its song in a unique tone, it is also a good imitator. The males has singing battles with other males in the nearby territories but always starts with its own tune.

The Blackbird teaches us that there is always more than what meets the eye. Beauty comes in many different ways, it is diverse. We should keep our minds open to the beauty in life.

Happy Easter everybody and ha de Gött!


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  1. happy Easter back, Ulle; yes, we have blackbirds here down under and they do have a sharp, distinctive tongue; they are ardent nest builders —

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  2. just remembered the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’: a fine song 🙂

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  3. I love listening to the blackbirds singing.

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