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The first pictures of the mistle thrush, initiating this gallery, were taken in March while I was awaiting common cranes. Unfortunately neither the light, nor the mistle thrush were in abundance. Poor lighting on that frosty March morning and definitely too long a distance between me and the mistle thrush, didn’t allow me to take satisfactory photos. The mistle thrush is a medium-sized bird with a wingspan of up to 50 centimeters and a weight not exceeding 100 grams. Apparently it does not belong to rare species in our country but unfortunately so far I have had the chance to encounter it only twice. I will have to watch clusters of birds in parks in winter more closely. I only wish I could then photograph these birds on a lush green background. Time will show what the fate of the mistle thrush gallery will be.
Last minute news 10/2013
The gallery of the mistle thrush is still missing one good-quality photo. It is developing with difficulty and by chance. The lately uploaded photos, although they are much better and more colorful than the previous ones, still have only documentary value, and they were taken while I was awaiting red deer in rut.
Last minute news Turkey 2 -09/2014.
I do not know how it happens that this bird, which in Poland is skittish, in Turkey behaves quite differently. We took pictures of young black stork just out of the car without problems. If we had not wanted to reduce the distance between us it probably would have kept foraging. We passed on, and on the small river there were six black storks feeding quietly. I had more opportunities to such encounters and to take pictures just by accident. I publish them to make the gallery more varied because there are still images of a single encounter with the bird in Poland.
Last minute news – 04/2015
While I was waiting for waders I managed to take one intriguing photo of a mistle thrush. The bird was audible numerous times, it would sit down on the hide, in a nutshell, everywhere where it was not supposed to sit. But on this one occasion I managed to take some satisfactory pictures. It’s better than nothing, especially that my gallery of the mistle thrush has been quite modest so far.
Last minute news – 09/2017
Quite unexpectedly I have finally managed to take some good pictures of the mistle thrush. The photos were taken in Spain. In the morning, before columns of warm air rose and one could think about photographing bearded vultures or other vultures, at dawn it was possible to spend 2-3 hours on watching the tiny birds. And it paid off. Several galleries have been enriched and some new galleries have been created. This time there was good light and a short distance from the birds, in a nutshell, everything was fine. Lastly, the quality of the mistle thrush gallery has been upgraded. There have been so crucial changes that the gallery goes to the news.

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