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mistle thrush

Holly Berries

Sunday, 28th October 2001, West Yorkshire

blackbird on berberisA BLACKBIRD feeds on the the Cotoneaster berries on the plant trained up the front of our house.

mistle thrush In the shrubbery of a Victorian house at least ten birds have been attracted to the berries of a large Holly. They're mainly blackbirds, but there's also at least one Mistle Thrush. mistle thrushIt's a size larger than the blackbirds, has irregular spots on its breast and is greyer than the smaller Song Thrush. In flight it has a conspicuous white underwing. next page

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