© Mary Roberts 2009
This handsome bird was spotted yesterday by the coast in South Wales. The red markings under the wing, reminiscent of a robin (more visible in you click to enlarge), cast a doubt on my original ID of song thrush. The curving beak is fairly distinctive. I would be very grateful if Mistlethrush or Crafty Green Poet - or indeed anyone out there - would care to come to my rescue!