in my Apple Tree, by Ron Firby, of Norton
By using local seed stock and innovative propagation techniques, the trust and Forestry Commission hope to give nature a helping hand, with the measures favouring declining bird species such as dunnock, mistle thrush
, song thrush, tree pipit, woodcock and black grouse.
RESTING THEIR WINGS: Left, a redwing and a mistle thrush
Among them grey heron and little egret, great black-backed gull and black-headed gull, great spotted woodpecker, blackcap and whitethroat, song thrush and mistle thrush
, and yellowhammer and reed bunting.
The breeding of Blackbird, Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush
in Great Britain, Part III.
The latest species to face a dim, dodolike future is the once-chirpy mistle thrush
A further 19 species - the bullfinch, chaffinch, common chiffchaff, common whitethroat, starling, crossbill, dunnock, garden warbler, goldcrest, greenfinch, house martin, house sparrow, lesser redpoll, linnet, mistle thrush
, swallow, siskin, tree pipit and willow warbler - have also suffered significant losses.
The kestrel - once our most common bird of prey - is now on the danger list as are the swift, skylark and mistle thrush
Only one of the isolates, obtained from a Mistle Thrush
(Turdus viscivorus) and sampled during the spring migration 2002, carried Salmonella.
We must help, otherwise what used to be everyday sights for me - such as the mistle thrush
- may disappear totally and forever.
In comparison, the song thrush's near relative, the mistle thrush
, has fared much better during the modern era.
Dunnock, song thrush and great tit can now be heard during breaks in the freezing weather and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is starting to receive the first reports of nesting birds, with mallard, moorhen and mistle thrush
already known to have fledged chicks earlier than usual.