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Song Thrush

(Turdus philomelos)

Standing tall with its gold, speckled breast, the song thrush is an impressive, solitary visitor to your feeding station.  

The song thrush has a melodious voice, similar to that of a blackbird, and uses patterns of music repeated in sets of two or three. It has an incredible ability to mimic human-made sounds such as car alarms, which can be very confusing! The species’ song has rapidly declined over the past century, with dwindling numbers making is a Red Listed bird. 

Although they are similar, the song thrush is smaller and more rounded than its cousin, the mistle thrush, with darker colouring and larger eyes. Song thrushes lay 4-5 sky-blue eggs with black spots and often have 2-4 broods per season, depending on the food supplies available at the time. 


Unsure whether you have song thrushes in your garden? Song thrushes often bash snails against a stone in order to crack their shells and reach the juicy creature inside. Keep a look out for empty snail shells on your garden path. Song thrushes also eat seed, worms, soft fruit and berries.


Our Songbird Blend has been specially created to bring the beautiful sound of songbirds into your garden. Highly nutritious, this deeply nourishing year-round food is loved by blackbirds, wrens and song thrushes as well as many other wild birds.