The common blackbird (Turdus merula) is a species of true thrush. It is also called Eurasian blackbird (especially in North America, to distinguish it from the unrelated New World blackbirds), or simply blackbird where this does not lead to confusion with a similar-looking local species. It breeds in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to Canada, United States, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, the Falkland Islands, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. We have blackbirds in our garden and this is the twelfth year that they are nesting here and raising young. This chick is getting quite confident in flying about, but still needs a rest after flying a little.
This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme