The Blackbird is also known as the Common Blackbird and can be seen throughout England. The male Blackbird is black, like the name suggests, but the female is brown with dark brown markings on the chest. The male can easily be recognised by an orange-yellow ring around each eye and its orange-yellow beak. The female has a dark brown beak. The song of the Blackbird can be heard between March and July.
Blackbirds can be seen in gardens, fields, meadows, farmlands and woodlands. They can also be seen in open fields alongside sheep and cattle that are grazing, although they generally prefer to look for food near the cover of dense hedgerows, bushes and shrubs. Blackbirds eat a variety of food such as beetles, insects, berries and fruit.
Many of the Blackbirds seen in England are resident and are not seen in flocks. However, flocks of migrating Blackbirds can be seen in autumn. Migrating Blackbirds can fly long distances, whereas resident Blackbirds can only fly short distances. Blackbirds are very vocal and loud birds, especially when they roost together at dusk.