This week’s photo celebrates my favourite garden bird, the blackbird. A charming species that hops joyfully sweeping the garden for grubs and berries.

Blackbirds are often the first to start singing in the year and they have a repertoire of songs to choose from so make sure you listen out for their early morning song in the coming weeks.

Forget fight or flight, this blackbird's all about food or flight (Photo courtesy of Nature’s Home reader John Cobham)

With Big Garden Birdwatch just around the corner (26th-28th January), many of you will be recording these beautiful birds in your gardens, 93% of gardens usually do. 

What’s your favourite garden bird? Let us know in the comments below.