Song Thrush In My Garden

I am seeing a few Song Thrush birds in the garden lately. They are a welcome sight indeed.

A few simple facts about these lovely wild birds:

The song thrush has a warm-brown head, wings and back, and a cream breast covered in dark brown spots the shape of upside down hearts. It is around 23cm in length, slightly smaller than a blackbird.

The song thrush eats worms, snails, caterpillars and fruit. Snails are a particular favourite. Song thrushes are renowned for the practice of smashing the snail shells against rocks with a flick of the head, allowing them to get to the soft parts inside.

 

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