These chirpy chaps are helpful to have around because they keep pest populations in check. Caterpillars, beetles, grubs, and larger insects like spiders are all part of their diet and some birds absolutely love snails and slugs.
Blackbirds don’t know how to break snail shells so they’ll listen for song thrushes and rob their spoils. All this helps to protect our prize blooms from pests that might otherwise munch them into oblivion.
Step out into your garden in the early hours and you’ll experience a glorious dawn chorus to uplift your spirits and nourish the soul. These birdsongs are full of claims to territories and mating calls.