Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) sunbathing

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Comments (7)

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!



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!



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.


© 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