Mistle Thrushes are moving in.

I had a message from Emma (my better half) today as she’d spotted a new bird in the garden we had not seen before. We soon identified it as a Mistle Thrush, a bird that is common, but on the RSPB Amber Status due to decline in gardens (RSPB – Mistle Thrush).

So imagine our surprise when I noticed that a pair is building a nest in our old Oak Tree. I watched them for a while and noticed the female would go off gathering with the male following, but staying perched high on lookout as if he was guarding her.

Here’s a few quick shots I managed to get, I look forward to getting more photos of them.

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Moss for the Nest - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/4, ISO125, 1/1000sec - {Flickr Link}

Mouthfull - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/4, ISO500, 1/1000sec - {Flickr Link}
On Guard - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/4, ISO120, 1/1250sec - {Flickr Link}
Busy Building - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/4, ISO900, 1/1000sec
Busy Building – D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/4, ISO900, 1/1000sec
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