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Song Thrush Nest 14.04.12 | by NottsExMiner
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Song Thrush Nest 14.04.12

Small all blue egg with the faintest of the odd tiny spot

 

Latin name

Turdus philomelos

 

Family

Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)

 

Overview

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.

 

Where to see them

Woods, hedgerows, parks and gardens across the UK - wherever there are bushes and trees.

 

When to see them

All year round.

 

What they eat

Worms, snails and fruit.

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Taken on April 14, 2012