Saturday 29 January 2022


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


  1. Hello Nick,
    Pretty capture of the Blackbird chick. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  2. Species that adapt and spread worldwide (with or without human help) seem very remarkable for their stamina and great flexibility. But birdwatchers usually don't find them interesting -- too common!

    best... mae at

  3. Hello, :=) A nice capture of a blackbird chick. You must be thrilled that they have been nesting in your garden for years. An indication that they have found the right environment, and feel safe there.

  4. Beautiful capture of the juvenile.


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