The poor mistle thrush
is just the latest in a long line of creatures struggling to survive in the 21st century.
The songbirds with most declining numbers are - 1 Linnet (below) 2 Lesser redpoll 3 Song thrush 4 Starling 5 Skylark 6 Yellowhammer 7 House sparrow 8 Tree pipit 9 Stonechat 10 Wren 11 Mistle thrush
The mistle thrush
also has an attractive song and has a habit of singing from the top of trees during harsh weather.
The field proved popular, with a flock of black-headed gulls and even a mistle thrush
. The feeders had species such as goldfinch, chaffinch, great tit, blue tit and coal tit.
The mistle thrush
, according to the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey.
As well as redwings and fieldfares, other members of the thrush family, including song thrush, mistle thrush
and blackbird were seen in much higher numbers last year looking for food.
The fieldfare is a large thrush about the size of a mistle thrush
but with a grey head, and the redwing is much smaller, about the size of a songthrush with a light chest and belly, bold dark markings and reddish-brown armpits - hence its name!
You might see a boldly-spotted Mistle Thrush
defending its favourite berries.
Mae'r dresglen lwyd neu brych y coed (Turdus viscivorus; Mistle thrush
) eisoes wedi cyrraedd yr ardd a dwi'n gwybod y byddan nhw'n gwledda ar yr aeron nes y byddan nhw wedi'i sgerbydu hi'n glir ohonyn nhw.
The species that have seen the greatest increases include goldfinch (inset), coal tit and oystercatcher, while there have been declines in cuckoo, mistle thrush
My BBQ has got flotation screens on it, Mr Cleggaron, there are tidemarks on my garden fence, and what I thought to be a Mistle Thrush
in the back garden, turned out to be a rusty pigeon.
Ble roedd y creigiau'n brigo roedd grug y ml a grug yr ysgub i'w gweld, ond dal i ddringo roedd y llwybr ac roedd brych y coed (mistle thrush
) yn dal i hedfan yn l ac ymlaen rhwng yr eiddew.