Common Blackbird - Turdus merula
Common name: Common Blackbird
Scientific name: Turdus merula
Accession number: 169
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
"The nest .. is composed of stalks of grasses, supported or strengthened by some twigs or stems of herbaceous plants, and interwoven with mosses. ..The eggs are generally five, or from four to six, pale bluish green, freckled with pale umber.."