Posted: 01/02/2018 at 11:33
Joe the Gardener - I noted you had a Song Thrush visit you which you mentioned in the "Robin" thread dated 2 Jan. In all the information received from the RSPB Birdwatch there was no mention of the Thrush and reading the posts on this thread no one appears to have reported having seen one. I know they are in great decline both the Mistle and Song Thrush so you must be very lucky to have one visit you. Did you complete the Birdwatch Count and manage to see a thrush as I think it would be of great interest?
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Yes, the song Thrush did show up. Interestingly, the situation with these birds is not so gloomy as it was up to 1995 in some parts of Britain. There has been an upturn in populations in western, central and southern parts of England, and in Wales. The BTO puts the continuing decline in eastern England down to drier farmland soils and a loss of grassland.