Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
Species
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus). Taken at Arne, Dorset on May 1st 2015.
Taken at Arne, Dorset on May 1st 2015.
(1/1000th sec at f11. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 26 - 29 cm

A pale, black-spotted thrush, which is large, aggressive and powerful. It has long wings and its tail has whitish edges.

It can be found throughout the British Isles except for the northern and western Scottish islands.

It breeds in open woodland, parks, orchards, large gardens, etc.

Birds are mostly resident, but immigrants from northern Europe are present from September to April.

Amber status. There are around 170000 breeding territories in the UK.

Sightings

14-Jun-2018 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (1)
26-May-2018 : The Holies, Berks (2)
04-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)

18-Dec-2017 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)
24-Aug-2017 : Pewsey Downs NNR, Wilts (1)
28-May-2017 : Pewsey Downs NNR, Wilts (1)
16-Feb-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
05-Jan-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)

22-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (3)
14-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (3)
11-Dec-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
01-Dec-2016 : Oxford, Oxon (1)
02-Nov-2016 : Sierra De Las Nieves, Spain (1)
03-May-2016 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (2)
22-Apr-2016 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
20-Apr-2016 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
10-Apr-2016 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (1)
07-Apr-2016 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)

23-Jul-2015 : Melnik, Bulgaria
22-Jul-2015 : nr Novo Delchevo, Bulgaria (10+)
21-Jul-2015 : Melnik, Bulgaria
18-Jun-2015 : Haddon Hill, Somerset (2)
28-May-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
07-May-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
01-May-2015 : Arne, Dorset (2)
30-Apr-2015 : Arne, Dorset (1)
22-Apr-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
01-Apr-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
20-Mar-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
04-Mar-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
25-Feb-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)

20-Nov-2014 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon (1)
19-Jun-2014 : Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria
17-May-2014 : Bentley Wood, Wilts (1)
09-May-2014 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion (2)
05-May-2014 : Pant, Ceredigion (1)
05-May-2014 : Tregaron, Ceredigion (2)
03-May-2014 : Y Clywd, Ceredigion (1)
02-May-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
28-Apr-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
14-Apr-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
10-Apr-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
09-Apr-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
20-Mar-2014 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon (1)
19-Mar-2014 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)