I was at the "other" office this afternoon as I left a Blackbird was atop the London Road multi-story car park singing his heart out - I've seen him there a few times. The Blackbirds is one of our commonest birds but his song is one of the highlights of the dawn chorus.
As I drove home I turned on Classic FM and thought ooh I do like this. My knowledge of classical music is not great and I didn't know who it was by but was not surprised to find it was Grieg's in the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt.
As I came off the M11 Lapwings flew overhead.
I was going to Dad's and as I parked the car Mr Blackbird flew in to the pushes at full tilt and two of them came out! Bit of territory protecting I think!
Let's finish with Blackbird in full voice.