Song Thrush Feeding

Song Thrush Feeding on a Worm

Song Thrush Feeding on a Worm

 “That’s the wise Thrush; he sings his song twice over,

Lest you should think he never could recapture

The first fine careless rapture.”

Robert Browning was right! The Song Thrush does sing his lovely song “twice over”. He can be seen on a prominent branch, singing those fine notes over and over, in the early morning or the calm of a summer’s evening.

The Song Thrush, one of our most loved garden birds has seen an increase according to recent surveys and locally  in Carlow, this is also true. It had suffered a decline in recent  years due to it’s main foodstuffs, snails  and worms being killed in a non environmentally friendly way. Gardeners are now using more  eco friendly methods of slug control.

Song Thrushes are with all year round, so if you have one in your garden, look after it!

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About Mary White

Mary White is a keen hill walker and nature observer and intimately knows the Blackstairs Mountain-River Barrow valley area in the scenic and unspoilt area of south Carlow, Ireland. She has led tours for all age groups in the area over many years. With her husband Robert she leads the Blackstairs Eco Trails 2h Tours

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