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Song Thrush.The Song Thrush is smaller than either a Mistle Thrush or Blackbird and is less upright when standing.They take a variety of food but earthworms form a very important part of the diet. Towards the end of summer if the ground is too hard to obtain earthworms, they take snails and break the shells by tapping them on stones.The long breeding season lasts from March to August.The song thrush is widespread throughout Europe reaching east to Siberia.

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Mistle Thrush 21.1.13 at a very snowy Holme Brook Valley - singing a warning song and minutes later a peregrine falcon appears. Cannot believe it has taken us this long to see a Thrush once one of the most common garden birds in the UK still waiting to see a song thrush.

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Possibly the best known of the North American spotted brown thrushes and the only one that commonly nests in parks and gardens, the 8-inch-long wood thrush is noted for its incredibly musical song, a flutelike ee-oh-lay. The wood thrush is known by several other names, including bellbird, in reference to its clarionlike song.

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Song thrushes like this beauty like a garden with plenty of worms and snails, and scrummy berries like currants and elderberries #homesfornature

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You can make life much easier for blackbirds by mulching your flower beds with leaf-litter, keeping your lawn mown, planting fruiting shrubs and trees (especially dense, thorny ones) and planting climbers against walls #homesfornature

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The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) is a thrush that breeds across much of Eurasia. The Song Thrush breeds in forests, gardens and parks, and is partially migratory with many birds wintering in southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East; it has also been introduced into New Zealand and Australia. by Steve Mackay

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from Rebecca Windsor

The Blackbird and The Swan.

The blackbird - what a handsome devil - and what a songster, love to hear them singing away on a summer's evening.

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