Here’s a bird very associated the summer: the blackbird! Well, only the males are black (and their song is lovely!); the females are brown.
(Well, besides the blackbirds, we have also many turtledoves here where I live!)
Blackbirds sing the sun down, as well as singing it up. To my mind, this makes them threshold guardians for the passage between night and day. In quiet surroundings with a fair density of blackbirds, it’s possible to hear them exchanging fragments of melody. They have huge repertoires. Being modestly sized garden birds, and birds […]