You can make life much easier for blackbirds by mulching your flower beds with leaf-litter, keeping your lawn mown, planting fruiting shrubs and trees (especially dense, thorny ones) and planting climbers against walls
My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~George Eliot Le Merle Noir, illustration by Leo Paul Robert from ‘Les Oiseaux dans la Nature,’ by Eugene Rambert.
British birds - A Male Blackbird. They love to sunbathe and they can often be seen on the ground with their wings spread. This is because the heat from the sun can help them to kill off parasites on their wings!