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!