Friday, February 05, 2010

A welcome sound

I've posted before about the effect that a blackbird's song has on me.

Yesterday evening I heard a blackbird singing for the first time this year. My heart lifted. Spring is coming.

10 comments:

Edith Hope said...

Dear HM, Your picture is a wonderful prelude to spring and to hear the blackbird's song already is, surely, a good omen. However, we should spare a thought for friends in Canada with two months of winter yet to go.

Ms B said...

I love blackbirds & was so excited when a pair nested inour garden last year with many ups & downs. I love their song but also love what I call their burbling. They often sit in a pyracantha in our front garden burbling away.

Carol said...

I am with you HM... birdsongs delight and bring magic to our gardens. They are the heralds of spring. I will have to go and listen to a tape of the blackbird song. ;>)

Nutty Gnome said...

I heard my first blackbird this morning and it really made me smile - so I loved your post today!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I don't think I've ever heard the song of the blackbird. It's the song of the robins that does it for me. Great shot!

Titania said...

I do love the blackbird's song. It is a starling is it not? When I lived in Northern New South Wales, there was always just one on top of the roof singing his heart out. It was so odd to hear it because I have never seen or heard an other one. They were introduced to Australia to eat certain pests. Like always with many other introduced species it did not work out the way it should have!

Lucy Corrander said...

By chance, this morning was the first time this year when I have lain in bed listening to a blackbird. I was more engaged in noticing the time than its blackbird-ness. Probably just as well because blackbird song tends to give me heartache.

Lucy

Plant Mad Nige said...

Such a joy to hear the first birds. We heard great tits singing for the first time on Friday as well as singing robins. (I know robins sing all winter, but they get a bit less tentative and sing with full conviction from now onwards.)

Sad that there are so few song thrushes, in our village, compared with previous years.

Nigel

Anna said...

There is no doubt HM - spring is on its way :)

Green Lane Allotments said...

I love the blackbirds song too but the tiny wrens song is also amazing for such a small bird.