Blackbird sings at the break of day

                    Blackbird (RSPB image)


Hopefully, you will all have noticed how the population of blackbirds in Wye has been increasing year on year. We have shared some recordings of these wonderful songsters. Monday afternoon Radio 3 broadcast from Hay-on-Wye book festival and included poetry along with bird-song. It reminded us that our own shepherd poet, Thomas Post, also wrote a poem about the blackbird.

The Blackbird -Thomas Post