Friday, April 30, 2010

Sing a song of sixpence...


Just a blackbird caught singing in the garden...

This is the Common Blackbird, Turdus Merula, also called Eurasian Blackbird. The male is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and beak. It has a rich, melodious song.

This photo reminds me of the nursery rhyme with the blackbirds in a pie. Enjoy!

5 comments:

JM said...

Great timing and lovely capture, Tinsie! This is just wonderful!

Steffe said...

I can hear one sing in my garden as I'm typing this.

VP said...

I just discovered what a blackbird is in Italian: a tordo, which sometimes means a stupid person in everyday language.

tapirgal said...

Very nice shot, and it looks different from ours. I like blackbirds, although many people consider them pests. Love the orange beak!

Tinsie said...

@ JM: Thank you :-)

@ Steffe: You're lucky. All I can hear right now is my computer's noisy fan and the rain and wind outside.

@ VP: Are you calling blackbirds stupid?!

@ Tapirgal: I think they're sweet. Why would anyone consider them pests?