Marches Natural Products
Lower Barns Business Park,
Ludford, Ludlow,
SY8 4DS.

Tel. 01584 874466

Available at;

Tesco Stores

blackbirdBlackbird - Turdus merula

The male blackbird pictured is unmistakable, midway in size between the Song and Mistle Thrush, the female has dark rust underparts, a pale throat and dark brown upperparts. Blackbirds are bold by nature, running and hopping on the ground in search of worms, caterpillars and grubs or bustling in search of soft fruit.

A confident regular at the table, the blackbird soon asserts its authority. From late March to July, pairs are busy - often producing three broods. Three to six blue-green eggs are incubated by the female, incubation taking about fourteen days. The young are flying in a further two weeks.