No interactions present.
Left to my own devices, I'd have said that, because of the arrow-shaped markings (especially on the upper part of the breast), this was a Song Thrush.
What features make you identify it as a Mistle Thrush?
Good question Ian. I'm never sure about which is which but in this case I plumped for Mistle after considering the pale "cold" colours, and the way the spots carried on down the belly, plus the shape of the spots (though I'd have to agree some of them do look very arrow-shaped). I looked carefully at this pdf then took a chance! http://www.bto.org/sites/default/files/u23/downloads/pdfs/thrushes_01_20...
Some of the features that indicate mistle thrush for me are: the relatively greyish (cold-coloured) upperparts, rather than the browner, warm-toned upperparts of song; the bird's general structure - it has a typically more upright and slightly more 'chunky' body structure (though I appreciate that it is perched and singing and these features can obviously vary); a relatively longer tail than song thrush (most evident in the second photograph). Also the paler edges to the wing coverts and flight feathers are pretty obvious, but also the shape of the breast spots, these are somewhat less 'streaked' in appearance than in most song thrushes.
I wish I saw more of them around here so that I could learn to identify them better.
I have to admit I find spot shape not as good an indicator as the textbooks would have us believe; mainly because I think you are right Ian, these spots do look arrow shaped. I’m even told on a BTO video that if you look closely these ‘spots’ point downwards – could have fooled me. Having said that the Song Thrush’s spots are much more arrow shaped when you compare them side by side.
Much better to go on all the other indicators given here. Two more to keep in mind; the ‘arm pits’ are very white and show clearly in flight also the tail has white corners which again show well when seen flying away.
Lat/Lng: 52.062777, 1.159293
OS grid ref: TM166451