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  • Joined Sep 2011
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:35:19 pm »
Don't know if this chap is local or passing through. Used to see loads when we were younger but very few now. Nice contrasting plumage, quite often yellowy/brown.
Do click on this one to see the detail  :) .
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 04:37:07 pm by zwartbles »
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  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Thrush
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 07:09:13 pm »
So that's how their spots are made  :idea:  amazing   In the 22 years we've been in this part of Scotland, there have been only 3 years when we have seen thrushes (one of them last year)  whereas where I grew up in East Anglia we had a plentiful supply.  I wish we had more here - there are plenty of snails for them to open up  ;D
Excellent photo  :trophy:

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  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Thrush
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 12:31:51 am »
We have flocks of fieldfares come through.
When I first saw them I thought the were thrushes. They arrive about the end of October and clear all the rotting fallen apples, which are in our back garden and they seem to disappear but I saw a flock in a the paddock the other week. We get the odd thrush but more blackbirds.
  I know not everyone likes starlings, but I love them. In the summer a brood sat in the apple tree while mum flew backward and forwards to the bird feeder. I love how their plumage changes.


  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Thrush
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 11:31:10 am »
We have at least one pair, they are regulars in our garden.  Not sure if they are mistle or song, but they do sing very nicely sitting in the apple trees.

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  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Strathnairn
Re: Thrush
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 08:32:11 am »
Great photo.

We get quite a lot of thrushes (N Scotland) but they disappear during winter.  The first ones of the year were spotted just yesterday.


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: Thrush
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 10:06:29 am »
Great pic :thumbsup:

If your thrushes are singing, @Foobar, then they’re song thrushes. The mistle thrush makes a noise like someone rasping a comb!
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