The Blackbird

little bird with a big heart

Everyone knows the wonderful little blackbird, providing our being with such marvellous melodies this time of the year. 


The male bird has an orange beak and a golden ring around the eye, and the female bird is a shade of dark brown, with a brown beak.


Druid legends say that the birds of Rhiannan are three blackbirds which sit and sing in the world tree. Their black plumage holds the energies of magic and mysticism.


The blackbirds song is much older than the human race, it was believed that the song of the blackbird can lead humans into oneness with mother earth and trance, the blackbird singing such intricate connecting tones which are able to transport the listener on an inner journey.


Blackbird consciousness can be a great therapy to musicians and singers,  listening carefully over time increases ones perception, improves outer and inner hearing and helps build inner stamina.


When the blackbird flies it does so with focus, direction and motivation, they can teach us to do the same in our life. When the blackbird flies into our lives, subtle changes happen, the magic of the other world begins to surface, awareness is deepened and feelings of an ancient music still around us in our modern times.


Wonderful Blackbird

This little bird is such a big blessing, the song of the blackbird as said earlier is ancient, and gives us the best accompaniment for waking up in the with fine feelings in the morning.


It is possible to hear first year blackbirds singing around the end of January but there main choral time is March to June, where they perch themselves on a high vantage point and sing the sweetest of all melodies!


If one is lucky enough and can get close enough to a blackbird it is possible to hear a blackbird singing very quiet, under its breath.. without opening its beak!


They like shelled sunflower seeds, and bowls of water to bath in.


Bringing them nearer brings fine melodies and fine life around us, and a daily bird chorus this time of the year is so heart opening, life wouldn't be quite the same without it.


Peter Carvello,

April, 2024.