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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 28th April, 2011)

Mistle Thrush


Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush and young 'uns.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony camcorder HDR)
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Comment by: Shirl on 28th April 2011 at 00:03

Nothing makes me happier than seeing birds and any form of wildlife in a photograph. Lovely shot Mick.

Comment by: John on 28th April 2011 at 06:37

Now thats what I call a real spring photo..just brill, well done Mick.

Comment by: John on 28th April 2011 at 06:39

Sorry Mick, where was it taken?

Comment by: peterp on 28th April 2011 at 06:55

wheres my easter egg

Comment by: Rev David Long on 28th April 2011 at 07:40

Well taken. The mistle thrushes which have been around our garden all winter have gone off to nest elsewhere, I hope. Their efforts to nest nearby in the past were doomed from the start.
They chose, as here, a cleft in a tree before any leaves had come on the branches. It was easily spotted by the magpies... who just waited until there was a meal of young birds to be had.... It was very sad to watch.
I hope they've found a more secluded spot for this year's attempt.

Comment by: mick on 28th April 2011 at 09:10

If your interested you can watch a video of them here,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXIoUV_HnYw

Comment by: mick on 28th April 2011 at 09:11

Comment by John on 28th April 2011 at 06:39
Sorry Mick, where was it taken?

John it was taken at Birkacre Lodge Coppull

Comment by: Ron D on 28th April 2011 at 10:02

Well caught.

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