Mistle thrush are a
relatively scarce migrant in Øygarden, turning up in the
early spring and late autumn for the most part. It is somewhat commoner
in the east of Norway in places such as Engerdal. Here large flocks can
turn up in the spring as the birds arrive.
There is a distinct difference in behaviour between Mistle Thrush in
Norway and in the UK. In Norway they are a very shy and flighty bird,
often seen in remoter areas whereas in the UK they are a tame species
often seen in parks, churchyards and the like.
Mistle Thrusg feeding on berries, Bamburgh, Northumberland,
This picture was taken at ISO 1000 at a ridiculous 1/60th - hand held
400mm telephoto lens.
MistleThrush, Øygarden, April 2019
Digiscoped image, Tjeldstø,
Norway 30 March 2005. Mistle Thrush is an uncommon migrant in
Hordaland. This shot was taken through my living room window.
This species is rather commoner in Northumberland....
churchyard, April 2009
to this side since September 17, 2005.