Blackbird - Bird of the Year 2008/09
members have been recording the song of our familar garden visitor, the
blackbird, Turdus merula. The Blackbird has a rich and varied song.
Blackbirds hone their singing skills, learning some of the song from
neighbouring birds, and as a result some regional variations in song
are to be expected. This page summarises some of this work and some
sample recordings from various regions.
This project is due to start in Spring 2009, view the map
of blackbirds and their songs.