Monday, March 02, 2015

Wintery Day

                    CBNR area fairly busy today on a cold & windy day.

                     8 Bullfinch, 4 Chaffinch
                     8 Canada's  3 Mute Swans
                     20+ Greats & Blues
                     3 Coal Tits, 2 LTT
                     4 Grey Heron, 7 Blackbirds
                     1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Robins
                     5 Cormorant, 4 Wren
                     4 Wood Pigeon, 4 Mallard
                     1 female Greenfinch, not seen one there before


                      10 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch
                       1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit
                       2 Collared Dove
                       3 Greenfinch,  1 Wren
                       4 Blackbird 2 Robins
                       2 Mistle Thrush ? or song

                                          Mistle or Song Thrush ?


Dave Sutcliffe said...

It's a Mistle Thrush Dave - nice photo. Mistles always look greyer on the back than Song Thrush and look out for pale outer tail feathers on a Mistle as they fly away from you! Mistle is larger than Blackbird and Song Thrush slightly smaller and much browner on the back. Other differences, especially the call and song but won't go into too much detail here !!
A really good book for identification (Britain and European Birds) is 'Collins Bird Guide' by Lars Svensson and Mllarney & Zetterstrom. A must for every birder and it's in soft or hard back.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Cheers Dave, thought it was but never 100% certain, i struggle with warblers and gulls as well so any advice is appreciated