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Many have used the blackbird as a symbol in song and verse to represent the oppressed in society. Paul Mc Cartney and Nina Simone pop to mind. 

 

For me the blackbird is a magical bird.There is a very real elegance about the simple shape and colour that I find very pleasing. Petrol black plummage and a deep yellow beak. 

 

In my experience the magpie, crow and pigeon seem to dominate most urban gardens. So it brings me great joy to welcome the blackbird into my garden. 

 

Apparently they are very territorial. There is a belief that a blackbird on the roof of your house brings good luck. Two is even better as this territorial streak usually keeps them apart. 

 

Take time to enjoy the simple things such as this…and good luck!

 
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