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When I first saw this bird in the distance, my initial thought was a juvenile green woodpecker - basted on posture, movement & flight.

 

But when I got close enough to get a shot, I found a Thrush. But what thrush. I don't think it's a song thrush - it's too big, and slim. Could it be a mistle thrush?

 

Thrush collecting worms in a town centre park. - Stock Image


I'd appreciate any feedback. Thank you,
Russell

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Greyer plumage, round spots, and an upright stance would indeed tend to indicate Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus).

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Thanks DJ, I rather suspect it was a Mistle Thrush, but it's good to have confirmation.

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2 hours ago, DJ Myford said:

would indeed tend to indicate Mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus).

 

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+1 Mistle Thrush

 

Mark

 

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