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The Blackbird is a member of the thrush family and is found throughout the British Isles, mainly in town parks and gardens. The Blackbird’s phrases are widely varied and rarely repeated. However, its alarm notes are loud and persistent if there are any predators close by.
The Blackcap is a warbler that used to be considered almost exclusively a summer visitor to Britain. However, in recent years, more and more of them are choosing to spend winter here, almost invariably in gardens - town or country - where they will feed on ivy berries and anything that is put out on the bird table.
The males and the juveniles have red on their heads, the females don’t. Just now and then a Great Spotted chooses to nest in a garden tree, and you may have the pleasure of watching them bringing up a family.
The Marsh Tit, contrary to its name, has no real preference for marshes and is more frequently found in open and broadleaved woodland as well as rural gardens. It rarely appears in the suburbs except where substantial woodland is present.
Some people may find it hard to believe, but the Wren is one of Britain’s commonest birds. You don’t see big flocks of them, and indeed they are quite hard to spot at all since they are very small and skulky.
The bright yellow plumage of the adult male Yellowhammer along with his reddish-brown upper parts and white outer tail feathers easily distinguish him from all other buntings and finches that he may be compared with.