Song Thrush ~ Turdus philomelos

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A familiar and popular garden songbird whose numbers are declining seriously, especially on farmland making it a Red List species. Smaller and browner than a mistle thrush with smaller spotting. Its habit of repeating song phrases distinguish it from singing blackbirds. It likes to eat snails which it breaks into by smashing them against a stone with a flick of the head.

Extract from RSPB web site

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Comments (6)

Nick Todaro on March 15, 2013

Nice and sharp pity they never stay still. Like.

Nick Weall on March 15, 2013

Nick Knack Hardly any of the birds I shoot oblige me by staying still Nick ~ Perhaps some super glue would do the trick :)) They present many challenges and perhaps that is one of the things that attracts me, beside their beauty. When the bird is in the open then it is easier to get the focus right ~ Thanks for the like ~ All the best ~ nick

Antoni F. on March 16, 2013

excellent definition, great capture! not so easy.... LK

              good sunday
Nick Weall on March 16, 2013

Antoni F. ~ Thank you very much for your encouraging comments and like ~ Best wishes ~ nick

ian1949 on March 21, 2013

Great set of pictures Nick.

Nick Weall on March 21, 2013

* ian1949,* ~ Thanks Ian it is fun trying to get them :~)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/03/13 09:00:29
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/3200)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash