Saturday, 3rd February 2001, West Yorkshire
THE BLACKBIRD isn't in it's full mellow song as yet, it's a kind of sub-song, thinner sounding than the spring version.
By the entrance to the wood the Song Thrush is making more of an effort. It has a varied song, but the main way to identify it is that whatever it sings it repeats three times.
As the light fades, a Robin joins in this early version of an evening chorus.
This day last year