I don't know why or how, but somehow mistle thrushes have taken on some kind of mystic identity for me. I saw one on Tooting Common once - somehow I knew what it was though little about them. Now, thanks to Andrew Graham, it's our 'bird of the month' on our MoreNews page and I know a lot more.
And thanks to Abby Eaton, here's a lovely photo of a fledgling, taken right close to Tisbury.
And, thanks again to the wonderful Wikimedia Commons, whence we source a lot of our lovely photos - though our own library is growing apace and contributions are always welcome - an amazing video of a nest in action which you should be able to access via this link. Don't be put off by the orchestral overture, it passes!
Spring is on its way, no matter what the weather throws at us.
Photo: Barn owl
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