The MOTH cleared a small section of garden yesterday with a view to a replant. I have been watching the Song Thrushes in the past weeks as they forage for food on the grass and garden. Usually it is just one bird and its beak is often full of worms as it seeks food for its young.
They are sharp-eyed and very nervous of any movement. In fact they almost have a sixth sense that they are being watched as so often their head tilts and I am spotted from the kitchen window.
This freshly tilled, damp soil was a real treat for the birds and in particular this beauty.
I edged ever so slightly to the right to get a clearer view but my apparently subtle shift was enough to send the Thrush away to safety. Content with one image I left the birds to feed without me adding stress to their life.
They are very beautiful birds.
they certainly are…
I love them too, Lyn! Such a beautiful spotted chest. In our previous house, I had one that used to come for sultanas. They love them! 🙂
They are splendid birds. Do you soak the sultanas first? I would be happy to offer them a handful of sultanas every so often.
No, straight from the bag! Although I’m sure they’d love them soaked! I used to have one thrush that would come onto the windowsill (almost to my hand) for them.
Wow. That would be very special to get that close to a thrush. Sultanas will be on the menu tomorrow then! Thanks for the tip:-)
What a pretty bird it is. I admire your persistence. What is a MOTH?
I love the Song Thrushes and their bright eyes that seem to look deeply into mine when they spy me and their speckled breast is lovely.
A MOTH is “Man of the House”…..:-)
They are also useful birds. In our garden they collect any snails, toss them on the brick path so their shells break, and the birds then eat the tasty morsels.
They are useful birds Ruth. I found a large empty snail shell on the front path over the weekend. A good meal had been had by the Thrush!
Indeed they are lovely, and not as messy as the blackbirds. Have you tried the sultanas yet?
I have searched the pantry and can only find other types of dried fruit. I will get some sultanas at the supermarket later this week. I’ll let you know how I get on or how the Thrushes get on.