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Blackbird Beliefs

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Blackbird Stories

What is the meaning of Blackbird to you?

Do you see it as a bad omen?

I heard the chirping of many Blackbirds and looked up into the sky and there, they were flying in circles around the old castle. Little did I know about the behaviours of the Blackbirds.

They were flying around in a circular motion to eye out the fruit trees. To eat the ripened fruit they could view from up there.

I quickly grabbed my camera to capture these behaviours, and each time I tried to capture a perfect photo the Blackbirds disappeared and reappeared.

It was not what I thought would be when I noticed the Blackbirds flying in threes and fours to hover over a fruit tree to be picked at. A sudden outdoor adventure and there I was trying to capture Blackbirds flying up in the sunny-cloudy sky.

Among the grey mountains, I could see the only moving things in black wings and chirping for a few minutes to get my attention. The eyes of the Blackbirds were focused on fruit trees. Their wings flapped to find this fruit tree, but after the many days of rain most fruit had fallen off the trees.

A tree was not available to the Blackbirds. Autumn days and not much to feed on during these cold sunny days. The Blackbirds whirled up in the higher mountains and the autumn sun gave warmth to these birds.

Blackbirds are wandering around an old castle hovering to eye a fruit tree. A beauty to see and hear the Blackbirds spreading their wings, one after the other to find food from a tree.

Ice on the doors of the castle and the shadows of the Blackbirds crossed paths to and from and traced their shadows in the wind, sun and clouded mountain.

Cold wind through the feathers of the Blackbirds didn’t stop the Blackbirds from searching for food. Blackbirds free and fly in search of fruit trees on an Autumn day as free as birds can be.

The blackbirds were involved in a food search up in the grey mountains as I searched for the captured moment and not many moments came my way.

I know the blackbirds are not evil, but good and fearless. As the blackbirds flew out of sight I saw the edge of many circles of the blackbirds’ motions. Outcries startled me as I turned around to leave my spot.

I looked up again to photograph the blackbirds but to no avail. Sharp and quietly I looked up the final time and got a photo but not as clear. The Falcon appeared out of nowhere and scared off the Blackbirds and they dispersed.

Fields of trees and blackbirds settled on most of these trees. The flying blackbirds sat on the edge of the castle wall.

Chirping and nodding heads and so interesting to observe my surroundings.

One blackbird got inside the castle and peeked outside from a slightly opened window. There it was in the window and lived eating bits and scraps of the floor while trapped in a corner of the sill.

In the castle, the crumbs of dried bread seen on the floor looked appetizing to the lonely blackbird. Though outside remained the many blackbirds protecting the lonely blackbird.

One blackbird from the outside feeds the blackbird inside the castle. On the ledge, it stands and hopes to be freed. No freedom of this blackbird.

It is a long journey for the other blackbirds, but for the one inside it feels like a prison.

It is smart and is trying to get out.

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  • The chirping of other blackbirds was heard, but a long wait for freedom.
  • Blackbirds escape the cold weather by lying in wait to enter the castle.
  • No hope for the blackbirds.
  • The bleak days of Autumn, and the colder days play a role in the blackbird’s life.

A Blackbird symbolizes intelligence.

Knowledge of Blackbirds to be spiritual animal-like creatures.

Smart and intelligent and extreme in their behaviours. Bills of Blackbirds are strong and pointed, black, whited or yellow in colour. Black plumage in other colours too, as in red, and black or yellow and black patches.

Associated with death are Blackbirds such as the Raven, Crows and Phoenix birds. A symbol conveying a bad omen. However, I do not see blackbirds as bad omens. I see blackbirds as smart, witty, and creatures that belong somewhere in this world.

Fearful and fearless as Blackbirds seem to many of us it is the way one sees these birds in their lives. A walk in the park or an adventure in the wild will make you see Blackbirds as good or as evil.

Blackbirds are seen as bad omens and I do not see it that way!

A prankster is a crow and other Blackbirds are seen as intelligent. The Ravens are seen as a symbol of death, but in Greek mythology, crows are seen as strength and spirit for what it has.

As seen in the eyes of many other believers that crows are a symbol of darkness and death, it is seen for their goodness in others.

A good omen in Greek Mythology is a surprise to me.

I see blackbirds as a spiritual meaning and this is connected with freedom.

Blackbirds are free in spirit and interesting to observe.

In different cultures, Blackbirds are welcomed in different ways. Some cultures see Blackbirds as a bad omen and others as a good sign. Mysteries surround us with the blackbird’s actions, symbolism and meaning it.

The mystery of a Blackbird unfolds in songs and elements. Overall, Blackbirds are seen in different meanings and the life of a blackbird is freedom. A strong spiritual creature Blackbirds are unknown for the spiritual strength it has. It is of deep value to you in your dreams.

Blackbirds flying in the cloudy sky and sitting in a nest


Blackbird Stories

Blackbird Beliefs

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Devika Primić


Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 05, 2020:

Linda, kind of you to stop by so appreciate your time. Thank you.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 05, 2020:

Hello Ann, thank you for getting back to me, I had issues with commenting on other hubs as well in the same way. However, I do appreciate your time, take care and keep safe.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 04, 2020:

I think blackbirds are lovely animals. Thanks for sharing the beliefs and your observations of the birds, Devika.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 04, 2020:

Yes, Devika, at the moment comment boxes are not available on niche sites and many hubbers are objecting to that. Take away the feedback and what do we have? It's possible it's transitionary but we'll see. Thanks for trying to comment anyway. Much appreciated.


Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 04, 2020:

Hi Ann I appreciate your comments. Thank you for that. I have tried to comment on your recent hub and unable to. It is on a different page and at the bottom of the page is no entry to a comment block. Don't know how to do it???

Ann Carr from SW England on October 03, 2020:

I've never heard of blackbirds bringing bad luck. Crows, yes, and Ravens, rooks and jackdaws which are of the same family. Blackbirds don't belong to the crow (Corvid) family.

They are my favourite bird, have a wondrous song and, as you say, are intelligent. We often have a family of them in the garden. They usually get to the raspberries before we do!

I once had an encounter with an albino blackbird; a spiritual experience, apart from a contradiction in terms!

I enjoyed this read, Devika. Lots of interesting anecdotes.


Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 03, 2020:

Adrienne Farricelli So true! Living beings that humans change the thoughts about and others believe it. I do not believe in any creature bringing us bad omens. Itis just a myth. Thank you

Adrienne Farricelli on October 03, 2020:

I don't see blackbirds nor black cats as bringing bad luck. They are just living beings. It us humans who make up all these unscientific rules and give creatures a bad reputation.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 03, 2020:

Rajan, thank you for supporting as always I look forward to feedback, good for us Hubbers to know what others have on their minds.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on October 02, 2020:

Blackbirds are God's creation and as such have value in the lifecycle of living things. Interesting to read how they are viewed in different cultures plus your take on them reveals you have paid a lot of thought to them. Loved your article.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 02, 2020:

John Hansen, thank you ”four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie...”Great words there.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 02, 2020:

Denise, Thank you very much for sharing your valuable thoughts on Blackbrids. I so agree with your comment.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 02, 2020:

Hi Dora it is a good thought to remember Blackbirds in a song. Good to hear from thank you.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 01, 2020:

Interesting article. Blackbirds of all kinds have their place. Unfortunately the colour black is always associated with death so that get a bad rap because of this. Blackbirds are in a lot of songs and rhymes.....”four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie...”

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on October 01, 2020:

I think God created all birds for a reason. Even the vulture and the carrion birds have a role to play in the world. Like people. We all have a place and a role to play. The blackbirds may not sing as pretty as other birds (especially the crows) and they may not look as lovely and colorful as other birds, but they have a beauty of their own.



Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 01, 2020:

"The mystery of a Blackbird unfolds in songs." I like to think of them that way.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

Hi Mary interesting experience you shared and I appreciate your time. Thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

Pamela Oglesby Thank you very much for comments I am glad you found this hub interesting.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

Peggy thank you for feedback. Blackbirds have a different side to other cultures.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

Ankita B Thank you for sharing what you have on your mind always appreciated.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

sowspeak, thank you kindly for comments.That is interesting to know as I had no idea of that. ''In the Hindu cultures, crow enjoys pride of place and there are some interesting stories regarding the same. In many households, crows are given something to eat everyday.''

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

Eric thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

FlourishAnyway Thank you kindly for stopping by. At I have tried to comment on certain hubs of yours and no comment box.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

Chitrangada Sharan Thank you for supporting me. I appreciate your time. Blackbirds are looked at differently in all cultures 'Every creation of God is beautiful and has some role in the cycle of Mother Nature.' Is true

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 01, 2020:

Bill, thank you for feedback so interesting to know what you think of Blacknbirds.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 30, 2020:

Once, when entering the narrow pathway towards our cottage, our car was met by a blackbird. I don't know much about them, but that experience stayed with me. Thank you for all this information.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 30, 2020:

This is a very interesting article about blackbirds. The are unique and intelligent. Thanks for this information, Devika.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2020:

Blackbirds are intelligent creatures. It is interesting that they are viewed differently in various cultures.

Ankita B on September 30, 2020:

I enjoyed reading this article about blackbirds. I never thought much about them but I found your article interesting. Thank you for sharing.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on September 30, 2020:

Hi Devika, you take up such unusual topics. Loved your observation plus the inferences from mythology.

In the Hindu cultures, crow enjoys pride of place and there are some interesting stories regarding the same. In many households, crows are given something to eat everyday.

Crows are also appreciated for calling upon their fellow friends and never eating alone. Interesting hub!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 30, 2020:

Really interesting. Never paid much attention to this. Thanks.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 30, 2020:

Your thoughts on these birds were entertaining. I have heard of crows befriending people and showing up every day to visit them, sometimes bringing “gifts” of found objects. They are smart creatures. I enjoy them.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 30, 2020:

I don't know much about the good or bad omens, but your narration is interesting. I enjoyed reading your article.

Every creation of God is beautiful and has some role in the cycle of Mother Nature. And, I believe the blackbirds also must have been created for some purpose, which cannot be bad.

Thanks for sharing this and good day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 30, 2020:

It was fun to read your article on blackbirds. I never really gave them much thought, other than they are a creature of this planet and as such should be treated with respect.

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