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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Is it a Thrush Reply with quote

Hi Guys, This evening i heard a lot of commotion outside in the Garden, with birds chirping, and flying ever where, and they seem to be afraid of something, and what had appeared were, dozens of these birds, that look like Thrush's. So i grabbed the Camera, and took a few shots (sorry for the bad quality Pics, taken out through the Glass Window) Now my query is, those Birds seem to be way bigger, than the Garden Thrush's , that i have seen here all my life, or are the Thrushes ?, maybe i am mistaken. When they spotted me they flew away, and perched on the tallest Tree, away over on the road-side. Maybe someone here can give me some info.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Summer it's a Mistle Thrush. Much larger than the song thrush but quite common nonetheless.It's often found in large flocks on open ground, nests in trees and feeds on insects,worms,fruit and berries. It also occasionally takes nestlings. It usually sings from a prominent perch with the song being a little sharper than that of a blackbird. Cute little guys !!

Nice pics by the way Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah the ''Mistle Thrush''. Thanks Foxylock, for your help once again. Its my first time to see those in my area. I may have seen them some years ago, in my neighboring county, but they were at a distance. Where were we with out you, and they rest of the Guys/Gals on this Forum. Many thank's again.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw shucks Embarassed
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