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Old Wednesday 21st November 2018, 11:10   #1
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Mistle Thrush singing!....

This morning I noted a Mistle Thrush atop the highest oak tree behind my garden, it subsequently dropped down to a smaller tree and started singing!!

Ive never known MTs to sing this early?

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Old Wednesday 21st November 2018, 13:07   #2
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This morning I noted a Mistle Thrush atop the highest oak tree behind my garden, it subsequently dropped down to a smaller tree and started singing!!

Ive never known MTs to sing this early?

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Heard one this morning singing from my Suffolk garden, which I thought was a tad early
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Old Wednesday 21st November 2018, 15:15   #3
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Heard one this morning singing from my Suffolk garden, which I thought was a tad early
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Heard & saw one two weeks ago.
Very lovely too.
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Old Wednesday 21st November 2018, 16:08   #5
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Heard & saw one two weeks ago.
Very lovely too.
Was it singing H or trr-rr-rrr-ing?
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Old Wednesday 21st November 2018, 22:25   #6
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Pretty normal from early/mid November onward, I've heard a few singing recently.
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Old Thursday 22nd November 2018, 00:57   #7
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Not had a singing MT yet; just checked last year - Nov 26th, tho one two weeks prior in Portugal. This "season" so far: Song Thrush singing on Fri 16th, and Blackbird Tue 13th. :-)
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Old Thursday 22nd November 2018, 05:08   #8
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Same experience here, one singing on consecutive days at the end of October, usually December before they start up (mind you, no song heard this month so far).
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Only heard Robin and Wren singing so far myself ...
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Dunnocks at full blast round my way until Monday's gonad-shrinking wind...
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Well if you will insist on always wearing that kilt what do you expect?
It's all in perfect working order...! (Some might not have heard the joke to which that's the historic response...)
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Hi Ken, we were also surprised to find a MT singing in the garden today. Can't have anything to do with climate change though - that nice Mr Trump says so ... ;o)
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I know that they breed from February onwards, so I suppose singing during early November (3 months before breeding) compares well with Blackbird that breeds in Early April, having heard them singing in late December?

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Another Mistle Thrush singing well this morning

Around here, Blackbirds don't usually start singing until mid to late February (odd ones in the city centre start earlier, though).
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I can recall (during my previous life) Blackbird singing on 21st December in London W1 many moons ago, and it gave a tremendous lift, on a grey day just like today.

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Chaffinch singing this morning - & during sleet!
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I can recall (during my previous life) Blackbird singing on 21st December in London W1 many moons ago, and it gave a tremendous lift, on a grey day just like today.

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Blackbirds have been found nesting in High Street Christmas Trees in December, I think abnormally warm weather triggers the behaviour. It has been a very warm late autumn.

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A Blackbird was subsinging today, unlike the one two weeks ago which was in full song (albeit slightly hesitant) in the mild weather before the colder temps of the last few days. Very mild weather forecast on Wed might tempt some songsters - if it wasn't for the accompanying gales and rain! O_O
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I've not infrequently heard Mistle Thrushes in full song mid-winter, mind you never for very long though. In fact, Mistle Thrush song must be one of the most sporadic and unpredictable of all our regular songbirds?
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The increased temperature forecast for later in the week, might prompt a few more early singers....I heard a few snatched notes of Song Thrush at 3.30pm today (I believe another “early” record for me).

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In the last week I've heard Dunnock, Wren & Chaffinch in song.
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In the last week I've heard Dunnock, Wren & Chaffinch in song.
Dunnock and Wren no surprise, but Chaffinch singing now is highly unusual - they usually start singing on 31 January plus or minus only about a day, presumably triggered by increasing day length as it hardly changes with the weather at the time.
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Mistle Thrush singing away in central Manchester at dusk today.
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