Karin Slater
Karin Slater
Saw a juvenile buzzard up close! They were being harassed by a magpie...
Karin Slater
Not sure if this is a mistle thrush, maybe even a fieldfare?
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Barry Farquharson
It is a Mistle Thrush, Karin.
Karin Slater
Thanks a lot, Felix! my main point of confusion was actually over whether it could be a song thrush - the size and posture seem like that of the mistle thrush, but then I thought the plumage seemed kind of dark... Could have just been weird light though (and the photo is from quite a distance)
Barry Farquharson
Mistle Thrush does tend to be a colder colour - more of a grey/olive shade of brown whereas Song Thrush is a warmer, (almost) slightly orange-y shade of brown. The spots on a Mistle tend to be quite round and with really random placement. They are more inverted heart shaped on Song Thrush with what ...View More
Karin Slater
Thanks again Barry, that's really helpful!
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