Mistle Thrush – 1894

Turdus viscivorus

Although not so numerous as it has become of late years in some English counties, this fine Thrush is fairly common as a resident throughout Pembrokeshire. There were always several nests in our grounds at Stone Hall, the birds frequently selecting some tree close to one of the paths, from which they would angrily scold the passer by. About the middle of July these Thrushes flock, and soon after the majority disappear, having migrated south. We have seen the broods of young birds in our kitchen garden, helping the Blackbirds in their raids upon the fruit. The beautiful eggs of the Mistle Thrush occur in two varieties, one in which the red markings are on an apple green ground, the other having a ground of creamy white.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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