Song thrush

A song thrush, busy feeding a nestful of babies somewhere in the park.

The song thrush is red listed as a bird of serious conservation concern in the UK. The British Trust for Ornithology has monitored bird populations for decades and found that the population of song thrushes in England declined by more than 50% between 1970 and 1995. This decline was most pronounced on farmland, where the population decreased by about 70%. There has been a partial recovery in numbers during the last decade.

returning to the nest and demonstrating the effectiveness of her camouflage

Here is the thrush’s song:

Recorded by David Bissett at Mill Meadows Nature Reserve

4 thoughts on “Song thrush

  1. I think it is working now, thanks. I wanted to say that I didn’t know that so much of our wildlife was in danger.

  2. I live on the edge of farmland in Southwick and used to see a pair of song thrushes every spring. The last time I saw a song thrush in my garden was three years ago..

    1. Their numbers have recovered a little in the last decade. They eat the things that farmers kill with insecticides; all we can do is support organic farmers. Give me spots on my apples. . .

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