Gordon Benson's picture

Very young Song Thrush

Observed: 22nd January 2013 By: Gordon Benson

Always lovely to see a Song Thrush, but not uncommon enough hereabouts to normally merit reporting. To see one so young, however, in January--well, it's a first for me, and bodes well, I reckon, for this dwindling species (though he could barely fly). Apologies for the poor photo but I had to lean out of my window and use maximum zoom without tripod.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


ranon.2011's picture

Put in the ID

Put in the ID

chrisbrooks's picture

Add ID

Hi Gordon, just click on "add an identification"' enter the common name and then press "get recommended" to add the scientific name.

David Jardine's picture

Young bird?

Great to get your picture. What features were you using to suggest that it was a very young bird?

Was it because it was tame? I wonder if this was a weak bird as a result of the poor weather?

Young Song Thrushes have a speckled mantle and obvious yellow flesh at the edges of their gape (base of bill), neither of which are obvious in this picture. There is a group of feathers on the wing which you can use to help age Song thrushes, but they are not visible in this picture; so possibly best to leave this bird unaged.

All the best

Ray Turner's picture

Deformed Foot

This bird has a problem (or two), look at the right foot.