When I was a child in the 1960’s I considered the Song Thrush a common bird almost as common as a Blackbird. Today I am lucky to see 2 or 3 a year.
The red list (details from RSPB website)
Red is the highest conservation priority, with species needing urgent action.
Red list criteria includes:
- Species is globally threatened.
- Historical population decline in UK during 1800–1995.
- Severe (at least 50%) decline in UK breeding population over last 25 years, or longer-term period (the entire period used for assessments since the first BoCC review, starting in 1969).
- Severe (at least 50%) contraction of UK breeding range over last 25 years, or the longer-term period.