For the last two winters we have been fortunate enough to have Mistle Thrush visit the garden. Last winter the two birds were quite bold and would often visit the feeder table whilst we were still within ten feet.
This year's visitors are much more suspicious.
Whilst they can just about see off the Blackbirds at the feeder table it is no match for the Starlings and seems to prefer to feeding off the ground. They spend ages sitting on the highest tv aerial before swooping down onto the garden wall and inspecting the food situation.
I've got fingers crossed that the Sparrowhawk does not pay them a visit, as it did this time last year - unsuccessfully!
So I've fast forwarded the pic to a springtime scene - here's hoping.