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Song Thrushes are migrants over much of their range in northern Europe and are often seen offshore during the migration seasons. In January 2010, during the coldest winter for many years, I photographed this bird on the back deck of a survey vessel halfway across the Mediterranean - obviously fleeing the snow and ice further north.

Song Thrush in the Barent's Sea
Song Thrush on the Shtokman Field in the Barent's Sea, October 2010
The curious posture of this bird is because it was very nervous about marauding Kittiwakes.







Song Thrush
Song thrush, Eastern Mediterranean, January 2010



Song Thrush
Song Thrush, Eastern Mediterranean, January 2010














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