Projects: Blackbird - Bird of the Year
WSRS members have been recording the song of our familar garden visitor, the
blackbird, Turdus merula. The Blackbird has a rich and varied song. Blackbirds
hone their singing skills, learning some of the song from neighbouring birds,
and as a result some regional variations in song are to be expected. This
page summarises some of this work and some sample recordings from various
This project started in Spring 2009, view
of blackbirds and their songs.
For members wanting to submit recordings, please click here
for more information.