Blackbirds and Crows
Common all over The Heath, the male blackbird is the familiar colour we all know, whereas females are brown often with spots and streaks on their breasts.
The bright orange-yellow beak and eye-ring make adult male blackbirds one of the most striking garden birds.
One of the commonest UK birds, its mellow song is also a favourite.
The all-black carrion crow is one of the cleverest of British birds.
They are fairly solitary, usually found alone or in pairs.
Crows will come to gardens for food and, on The Heath, you can see them waiting for familiar passers-by who regularly feed them.