Monday 12 December 2016

trees, singing thrushes and a haiku

bare trees -
a mistle thrush sings
from the top branch

If you click on the link on 'mistle thrush' above you'll be taken to the RSPB page for this wonderful bird, where there's a sound file so you can listen to its song. It's one of the birds that will sometimes sing in winter.

Ben Darvill of the British Trust for Ornithology in his talk last week (which I blogged about here) described the mistle thrush as 'miserable thrush' because it always sounds mournful. I prefer to think of it as melancholy, it's a really beautiful song in a minor key.


eileeninmd said...

Hello pretty trees and sky. Great captures. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Jenn Jilks said...

How lovely! We're in the middle of a snow storm. 12cm, so far!

Sandy said...

The trees are beautiful! Winter has it's own special look. I agree with you about the sound of the bird.

A Cuban In London said...

I love the light effect. It's magical. :-)

Greetings from London.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

Beautiful and love your photos and the bird song.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the week

Lynn said...


Janneke said...

Wonderful skies with the trees. I love the sound of the mistle thrush and we have them too in our garden. At this moment I hardly see of hear them but when spring is there the thrushes are there too and we had several times nests of them.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh those skies are just beautiful.
Nature gives so much beauty at times doesn't it.

All the best Jan