Songthrush nest with 4 chicks. In the middle of a large school playground with the parent flying through the children to feed.
No interactions present.
The nest site is very unusual for a song thrush - far more typical of a mistle thrush nest.
Defo song thrush. If I can I'll try and snap mum feeding. This nest is only about 2m up in the tree and is surrounded by kids all day; in fact if you look at the photos you can see a skipping ring that ended up in the tree as it slipped off a child's leg! This hasn't bothered the birds at all and they seem to be thriving.
Just go out there and do it!!!
If its only 2m up, there is almost no chance it could ever be a mistle thrush. So exposed a site is very unusual for a song thrush though. (Or at least it looks exposed in the photo'.)
Very exposed spot. The trees around our grounds are set out in linear fashion so there is not a 'woodland' as such (something I'm beginning to change). As previously stated though it doesn't seem to affect the birds at all. Maybe 500 children keep predators at bay and the bird has used this knowledge somehow? Evolution at work?
All 4 chicks fledged today. It was amazing for the children to watch this happen right in front of them (hopefully encourage some future nature lovers!).
Lat/Lng: 53.42673830152, -2.7193415164948
OS grid ref: SJ522924