Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

Mistle thrush
Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
The Mistle Thrush's name, in English and Latin, comes from eating mistletoe berries. It also eats other berries and insects. One bird will defend "its" berry tree against other thrushes.
Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
The Mistle Thrush is larger and lighter coloured than a Song Thrush and does not have a white belly.
Mistle Thrush playing football
Often seen on sports fields, they enjoy a game of footbaIl.
Mistle Thrush Some prefer to run with the ball.
Mistle thrush young Mistle Thrush with speckled young
Mistle thrush and Starling Bizarre behaviour: Mistle Thrush appears to be feeding a Starling
Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Despite its melodious song, in keeping with its love of football its alarm call is like a football rattle, often voiced from the top of the tallest tree, where the bird also acrobatically dives for insects
Mistle thrush Diving at insects
Mistle thrush on top of 60 foot fir tree
Mistle thrush where it sits in all weather