How times change

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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.

song thrust

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.

 

 

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