Mistle Thrush UK – Another Endearing and Charming Lost Songbird

This is the cream and black-spotted mistle thrush - While in flight they show their whitish outer edged long tail feathers

Our lovely, charming ‘Mistle Thrush UK’ (Turdus Vicivorus) sang “like a dream‘.

It was first classed in the UK as “threatened“. Then it was put on the “endangered” list at the start of 2001.

By November 2nd 2009 there were so few songbirds left that the RSPB  moved it to their damn  ‘Red for “Dead” list, for now, and forever –  Red indicates the highest conservation priority, with species needing urgent action. A point which is amply highlighted in the graph below from the website “Bird Trends”.

This loss is our own senseless ‘folly’ and that of the RSPB. 

Britain, the loss of this songbird is sinful! 

This beautiful, cream, black-spotted songbird used to bound across the ground looking for anything new to eat. It had gorgeous, whitish, outer-edged long tail-feathers. These were clearly visible whilst in flight.

One more of our most-treasured, wild, ringing, songbirds have been killed off. It has become yet another “silenced songbird“.

The nests were largish and not very neat, comprised of all sorts of strange bits and bobs including cardboard, paper and the ubiquitous plastic. Most were constructed in the last week or so of February. You would often find a nest site about thirty feet up a tree in woodland. Each pair of birds have 2 or sometimes three broods. Not always, but now and again they would return to exactly the same nest. These can be quite well hidden from view. Typically they would have a layer of mud between the untidy outer layer and the soft internal grass lining.

Ayn Rand Man’s unique reward is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself. 

“It’s only natural” and ‘leave it to nature’ as concepts have never really existed. Mankind has interfered and dictated for all time. We must strive to correct this chronic imbalance against those species unable to adapt, cope, or compete with Man. 

Please give us the strength to protect piteously threatened British species from extermination by the Human Race!

Decline in Population

Decline in Population

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We are in dire need of songbirds. They eat billions of our insects, bugs, slugs, aphids and pests. They clean our soil of all sorts of trashy viruses.

If things carry on like this, there is a danger that we will never again being able to experience the “Dawn Chorus“. This is the glorious time at sunrise when we can sit quietly in parks, squares and woodland and reflect. First one and then another species starts to sing. Gradually more and more songbirds join in. Finally, the air is filled with a cacophony of song. What a fantastic, soundscape of natural beauty, especially in springtime! The whole world can hear and enjoy one of the marvels of the natural world.

Fact for the Day

Do you know why most of our songbirds do not sing in the day in the winter time? 

It’s because they have to concentrate all their energies on the daily battle to find enough food to fuel them through the following night.  Otherwise, they will surely starve before dawn.

 

 

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