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27-Jun-17, 12:08
I enjoyed seeing a mistle thrush while down in Dundee last weekend but I have never seen one here in Caithness. Has anyone else seen one or do they not come this far north?

04-Jul-17, 09:31
Yes I have occasionally seen mistle thrushes here in Caithness.

04-Jul-17, 21:57
There are Mistle Thrushes in Caithness in some woodlands and plantations, but they are not widespread.

Kevin Milkins
07-Jul-17, 09:34
Not seen a Mistle Thrush for many years, but I do remember they are pretty fierce if you go near their nest.

16-Jul-17, 20:36
There's a new bird coming in the garden after googling it's either a song thrush or a mistle thrush but not sure what one, it's about the size of a blackbird, a right bonnie bird it is.

17-Jul-17, 21:08
That'll be a song thrush.
A mistle thrush is bigger.

20-Jul-17, 12:21
Song thrush has a very distinctive way of repeating musical phrases in its song. Beautiful bird.


20-Jul-17, 15:56
Please can we have a mistle thrush too for comparison.

20-Jul-17, 17:22
Please can we have a mistle thrush too for comparison.

Of course.
Nice wee clip of one singing below- a more simple song than the virtuoso song thrush. The mistle thrush is also slightly larger than the song thrush, grayer plumage with spots instead of the song thrush streaks.