When Jock gets out of his bed in the morning up to the end of July it is the blackbird that he often hears singing. Use the audio player below so you can hear the sounds too.

Blackbirds are found everywhere in gardens and countryside and from coasts to hills, although not on the top of Bennachie or other hills/mountains

  • The blackbird is a songbird that belongs to the family of thrushes.
  • The blackbird is an omnivore (it eats plants and meat). Its diet is based on insects, worms, slugs, seed, fruit and berries. Blackbirds occasionally eat small amphibians and lizards.
  • Male blackbirds have yellow bills.
  • Blackbirds build amazing nests lined with mud… they can raise up to 2 different broods starting in March and finishing at the end of July.

You can learn 21 fascinating facts about Blackbirds at web site.

Fun Activity Often Jock and local blackbirds have a wee game where Jock cooks some spaghetti and pretends this is earthworms. Without using his hands he tries to eat this spaghetti but the blackbird always wins! Try watching a blackbird looking for worms!
Jock o' Bennachie

Jock Says: If you see young birds it is very important to leave them alone as often their parent is nearby. The might look lost but they are not!

Blackbird Game
Blackbird Game - Lots of Fun!

This is part of the Birds information.