Blackbirds are one of my favorite birds, as you might know. Loudmouthed and fierce, announcers of the spring and longer days, etc. Recently I added a Blackbird song ringtone to my cell phone so to be greeted by this as a morning alarm sound in stead of this grouchiness. And today I heard a real blackbird singing further down the street. How early, it's not even 2015 yet and he's already the first!