Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Species
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos). Taken at Elan Valley, Powys, on May 4th 2018.
Taken at Elan Valley, Powys, on May 4th 2018.
(1/500th sec at f9. Click image for a larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 20 - 22 cm

The Song Thrush has a brown back and is white or yellowish-white below, densely speckled with black spots. The sexes are similar.

It can be found throughout the British Isles.

Song Thrushes breed in lush woodlands, parks and well-vegetated gardens.

Northern populations are migratory, wintering in western and southern Europe.

The Song Thrush is a Red list species, because of a serious population decline, particularly on farmland. There are about 1.1 million breeding territories in the UK.

Sightings

01-Jul-2018 : Fence Wood, Berks (1)
25-Jun-2018 : Eskdale, Cumbria (1)
18-Jun-2018 : Bernwood Forest, Bucks (1)
10-Jun-2018 : Barnwell Country Park, Northants (1)
08-Jun-2018 : Barnwell Country Park, Northants (h)
06-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
03-Jun-2018 : Bentley Wood, Wilts (h)
18-May-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (h)
05-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (1)
04-May-2018 : Elan Valley, Powys (1)
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion (1)
19-Apr-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (h)
15-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
05-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
01-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
14-Mar-2018 : Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (1)
23-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
12-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
07-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
07-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (1)
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
04-Jan-2018 : Ardington, Oxon (1)

30-Dec-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
26-Dec-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
18-Dec-2017 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (2)
16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (3)
13-Nov-2017 : Highmoor, Oxon (1)
06-Jun-2017 : Plitvicka Jezera National Park, Croatia
27-May-2017 : Bucknell Wood, Northants (1)
20-May-2017 : Bentley Wood, Wilts (h)
14-May-2017 : Whelford Pools, Glos (h)
06-May-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
21-Apr-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
21-Apr-2017 : MoD Arncott (1)
19-Mar-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
12-Mar-2017 : Rushy Common, Oxon (1)
08-Feb-2017 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
21-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
05-Jan-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)

14-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
11-Dec-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
01-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
03-Nov-2016 : Los Riscos, Spain (1)
23-Jul-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1h)
05-Jul-2016 : Richmond, Yorks (1)
19-Jun-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
05-Jun-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
02-Jun-2016 : Hawkhill Inclosure, Hants (1)
01-Jun-2016 : Lymington-Keyhaven NR, Hants (2)
24-May-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1h)
22-May-2016 : Lardon Chase, Berks (1h)
14-May-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
08-May-2016 : Cirencester Park Woods, Glos (1h)
08-May-2016 : Whelford Pools, Glos (1)
17-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1h)
31-Mar-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
27-Feb-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
08-Jan-2016 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)

09-Dec-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
22-Nov-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
02-Aug-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
10-May-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
01-May-2015 : Wareham Forest, Dorset (1)
30-Apr-2015 : Arne, Dorset (1)
23-Apr-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (h)
10-Apr-2015 : Redbridge, Oxon (1)
08-Mar-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
18-Feb-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
09-Feb-2015 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (2)
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
02-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)

30-Jun-2014 : Tophill Low, E. Yorks (1)
20-Jun-2014 : nr Dolna Kula, Bulgaria (h)
19-Jun-2014 : Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria
07-Jun-2014 : Stanford Dingley, Berks (1)
05-Jun-2014 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (h)
01-Jun-2014 : Goring Railway Bridge, Oxon (1+)
24-May-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
18-May-2014 : Lardon Chase, Berks (h)
17-May-2014 : Bentley Wood, Wilts (h)
12-May-2014 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (h)
09-May-2014 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion (1)
02-May-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
21-Apr-2014 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
18-Apr-2014 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (1)
17-Mar-2014 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
19-Feb-2014 : Redbridge, Oxon (1)
19-Feb-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
07-Feb-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
22-Jan-2014 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
12-Jan-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)