Bird song: Mistle Thrush

Another resident all-year round is the Mistle Thrush, a name which as I was born in Yorkshire I call a ‘mizzle’ thrush. A beautiful large spotted bird, seen in winter defending berry-laden trees from other birds. Often seen on the ground searching for worms, seeds, invertebrates and berries such as haws, we also see Mistle Thrushes around the fruit trees.

[photo: arkive.org]

[photo: arkive.org]

To hear the song of the Mistle Thrush, and to read more about it, click here for the RSPB.
To tell the difference between the Song Thrush and the Mistle Thrush, watch this film by the British Trust for Ornithology.

5 to remember
el tordo – the mistle thrush
otro – another
un residente – a resident
todo el año – all-year-round
manchado/a – spotted

[photo: BirdFieldGuide.co.uk]

Listen to the song of these other birds we see in our Spanish valley:-
Hoopoe
Greenfinch
Great Spotted Woodpecker

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
A lover of berries: listen to the Mistle Thrush #Birds in #Spain via @Spanish_Valley  http://wp.me/p3dYp6-1xh

8 thoughts on “Bird song: Mistle Thrush

  1. Sharon Bonin-Pratt

    And what a lovely song it makes! Thanks for the link, Sandra.
    We’re celebrating Thanksgiving in a few days, an American holiday based on a bit of history, lots of food, and family and friends coming around. Enjoy your November’s end in Spain – I think you don’t usually get snow in Andalucia, right? But it can be cold?

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