Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) sunbathing

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jknaus on July 7, 2011

Nice capture of singing trush. It´s also known here, but not very common. LIKE! Beautiful shots and warm sunny days! Joni

© KennyW on July 7, 2011

Hi Joni The first birds nest I found was that of a Song Thrush. That was 40 years ago and sadly the Song Thrush has declined globally by 50%. It is now on the RSPB red list

As you can tell I have a love of birds!

Regards

Kenny

David Brown Photogra… on July 7, 2011

You and me both Kenny

This is very nice and not a species that we find over 'ere. But we do have the wood thrush that is the most beautiful song I have ever heard, anywhere in the world.

Is this one a juvenile ? It looks very fluffy.

Cheers - Jethro

© KennyW on July 8, 2011

The reason it is fluffy is because it is SUNBATHING It appears our cabin was a popular spot for feathered bathers as we had a robin bathing at the same time as this thrush.

People often are worried the bird is injured but they are actually fully alert and will dart off in a flash if you try to get near!

Regards

Kenny

David Brown Photogra… on July 10, 2011

So now you have me looking for sunbathing birds! That is the peril of Panoramio - you can learn so much Kenny!

I might even start a sunbathing tag but fear it may be picked up for the wrong purposes.

Again, thanks for the continuing education.

Jethro

© KennyW on July 10, 2011

Lets deviate slightly and go back to Tynemouth, what can we learn from THIS PHOTOGRAPH

Violet Upton on July 11, 2011

Well, I was enjoying following all the links on this page, and then suddenly I was back at the biffy! ;D

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 5, 2011
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    by © KennyW
    • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
    • Taken on 2011/07/02 18:10:50
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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