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Resident Song Thrush (1 Viewer)

PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
We have a song thrush who over the past week has been spending his/her time just outside of my garden. He or she has been chirping non-stop for the last 4 hours like he/she is on a test of endurance. What a bird! 'Drowns out every other bird around.

'Just a comment really, 'hope others are fortunate enough to have this bird turn up where they live. And, I've pretty much no need for an alarm clock while he or she stays here!
 

Deb Burhinus

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Europe
I have one too Paul. Serenading early morning and at sundown and several times during the day!

One of the things I love about February birding, is the sound of a Song Thrush belting out itโ€™s complex litany across the fields from the top of a distant tree.
 

PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
I have one too Paul. Serenading early morning and at sundown and several times during the day!

One of the things I love about February birding, is the sound of a Song Thrush belting out itโ€™s complex litany across the fields from the top of a distant tree.

'Beauty of a bird, Deb.

It woke me up about 6, 'chirped constantly 'til about 9 and it's outside chirping now!
 

PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
One was singing at 04:30 Friday morning! We have several in the garden too, but they are not yet in full song!

'Woke me up about half 5 this morning. 'Chirped non-stop until I left for work at 7. 'When I returned home at 6 this evening, he/she was the first thing I heard when I stepped out of my car. 'Quietened down now though, and a pair of robins have taken up where the song thrush left off.
 

KC Foggin

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Perhaps it is looking for a mate?

Good for you experiencing this lovely Thrush!
 

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Europe
'Woke me up about half 5 this morning. 'Chirped non-stop until I left for work at 7. 'When I returned home at 6 this evening, he/she was the first thing I heard when I stepped out of my car. 'Quietened down now though, and a pair of robins have taken up where the song thrush left off.
Are you sure your wife isnโ€™t hiding an RSPB clock under the window just to get you out of the house Paul! ๐Ÿ˜ (I beleive the Song Thrush is set to go off at 5 am on the clock!)

 

PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
Perhaps it is looking for a mate?

Good for you experiencing this lovely Thrush!

Quite possible, KC. He or she is still there chirping away, waking me up at around 5 in the morning. I haven't bothered to get a picture as this bird is a welcome addition that I don't want to frighten away. During the past week another song thrush has turned up over the road outside of the front garden; the original is outside of the back garden and the recent one is nowhere near as loud as the original.

I've been looking around on the internet trying to understand whether or not the louder ST is a male and the other a female but I can't find much about their calls, although I have found that females visit a few males before choosing a mate and the louder males are the more desirable; so perhaps they are both males outside of my two gardens.
 

NoSpringChicken

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United Kingdom
They used to frequent my garden all the time a few years ago and would sing from the top of some Poplars nearby. Alas the trees were cut down in the name of 'progress' and I have never seen one here since. I miss them.

Ron
 

PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
They used to frequent my garden all the time a few years ago and would sing from the top of some Poplars nearby. Alas the trees were cut down in the name of 'progress' and I have never seen one here since. I miss them.

Ron

It's an absolute pleasure to have the loud one just outside of my garden. He's waking me up, and the windows are shut, and I spend about 15 minutes lying in bed just listening to him before getting up. An absolutely outstanding bird whose commitment to making himself heard is on an hitherto unimaginable scale. He's been here a few weeks now and I'm hoping he stays for a lot longer. I'm hearing a lot of song thrushes at the moment at various places, and kestrels by the way. At the moment, it seems like almost everywhere I go there's a song thrush and a kestrel.
 

Green Sandpiper

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Scotland
My song thrush starts warming up at 3am, and gets into his stride from 4am onward. Its a joyful sound, and I appreciate how lucky I am, but 3am is pushing his luck a bit. Fortunately, I'm at an age where the song thrush coincides with my bladder making its presence known, so I can eventually try to drift off again with birdsong outside the window.
 

PaulCountyDurham

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United Kingdom
My song thrush starts warming up at 3am, and gets into his stride from 4am onward. Its a joyful sound, and I appreciate how lucky I am, but 3am is pushing his luck a bit. Fortunately, I'm at an age where the song thrush coincides with my bladder making its presence known, so I can eventually try to drift off again with birdsong outside the window.

Aye, 3 in the morning isn't helpful! But a small price to pay for having this one close by.
 

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