Sunday, 12 October 2014

To See a Song Thrush

A rare event indeed to see a Song Thrush anymore. 
They use to be everywhere, but their population has decreased somewhat in recent years.

Below is a good example why (if you haven't readily noticed any bird activity in an area) you should search extensively with the binoculars. 

There is a large clump of hawthorn trees in the Parkland and I spent a little time today watching through my binoculars at the area and I eventually observed this lone Song Thrush.
He was feeding up on Haw Berries that were very plentiful.







22 comments:

  1. A gorgeous bird and the red berries are lovely too.

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  2. Lovely to have found this bird in all these berries. Lovely light in the shots.

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  3. prachtig om hem in z,on overvolle struik toch te zien.

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  4. We have had a lot of Thrushes at the park on the Yew tree as well, now I'm not sure if they are song or Mistle , Mistle stay at the park all year round, song moved in over the summer singing in tops of trees. Can't use my camera at the moment due to Opp, but could hold bins in left hand, will have a look. Great photos Roy as most of the birds in the Thrush family are very skittish...
    Amanda xx

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  5. Hi Roy, just popped over from The Moorlander blog and saw your fantastic photos. Loved reading about the gear you have made me smile!
    I lived in North Yorkshire and had a fabulous nature garden full of birds including Song Thrushes, I'd hear the tap tap tap of a poor snail being beaten against a stone and knew they were about. They were quite used to me too, so I could sit and watch them for ages.
    How lovely to see them again through your images.

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  6. This is a very nice set of photo's Roy. It's nice to see the song thrush between these berries. The different poses are great.
    I don't see Song thrushes very often, but I hear them now and then, it seems there are less the last years but I'm not sure if that's really true.

    Kind regards from rainy Holland,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, I think they have reduced in numbers from what I have seen.
      Yes we have a lot of that rain here now.{:))

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  7. I've never seen a Song Thrush, nice looking bird. Excellent advice and example about using binoculars. I should get some. Great photos, Roy!

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    1. Thanks Susan. Yes a nice pair of 8 x 40 bins would be just right for you.

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  8. What a coincidence !!! Yesterday I a picture of a great song thrush put on google + and theose was shared as in a bird gallery. Now I see him here with you. Fantast Sich.

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  9. Bonsoir Roy
    Moi aussi je suis jalouse, tes photos sont superbes, l'oiseau dans les baies est très beau !

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  10. That reminds me I haven't heard them much this year.

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    1. This is the first one I have seen for a while John.

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  11. I have not seen a Song Thrush for a while. Lovely images of the Song Thrush amongst the berries.

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