Over the course of the breeding season, Blackbirds typically have between two and three broods, although as many as four have been recorded in the space of a single season.

In fact, it is thought that urban Blackbird populations may even act as a source for less productive woodland populations, which face significantly greater levels of nest predation.

The eggs hatched on 29th June and the chicks are being well-fed by their mother BUT today there was an almighty commotion and when I looked out, a magpie was swooping down and chased the mother from the nest. 7.

Blackbird behaviours Territory is important and male blackbirds will establish a territory within the first year of their lives. Chicks are fed by both parents and fledge 13 to 16 days later. The Blackbird is a species of woodland and woodland edge, but one that has adapted very well to the urban environment. Blackbirds are what is known as sexually dimorphic, which means that the plumage of the female is completely different from that of the male. Nesting & Breeding The breeding season for Blackbirds begins in March and can last up to the end of July. Breeding and Nesting Blackbird: Three to five pale blue-green eggs with red-brown spots are laid in a cup-shaped nest built by the female of twigs, straw and grass; lined with mud and fine grasses. A blackbird has a nest in some honeysuckle, very close to my back door. The song of the blackbird is arguably the most beautiful and best-loved of any British bird, as well as being the most familiar. Blackbird Behaviour - The RSPB Blackbirds tend to be solitary birds. Eggs are incubated for 13 to 15 days by the female. The breeding season lasts from early March to late July, and chicks are often found in a nest well into August. They will defend this territory from about Spring until late summer (July) It is very important for pair breeding and nesting. Small feeding and roosting aggregation sometimes form at good sites, but there is no proper social interaction.