When I did my Fictional Asked Questions last month, I nearly included a question from “Bored Birder” demanding to know if I was ever going to take birdwatching seriously. To which the answer would of course be No. I love watching birds, and taking photos, but I’m not keeping any lists or chasing any rarities. In fact the one birdwatching activity that I found stressful was the Big Garden Birdwatch, when counting and identification really mattered. I’m still worried that my jackdaws may have been rooks.
But tonight I could use some help from my readers who know birds. A pair of thrushes visited my garden in Northern Ireland this evening.
These lovely birds deserve praise on the blog for being kind enough to pose in the golden light. They also deserve proper identification. I shouldn’t be advertising song thrushes if I’ve actually got mistle thrushes.
They came and left together, so I assume they are both one species. I know that Songs are smaller, and more common, than Mistles, but that doesn’t help.