I haven’t recorded Mistle Trush from my garden since April 2014 and it is now a bird, another declining species, that I see rather rarely. Most of my sightings, and hearings, are in upland areas on my travels. And so when I hear a Mistle Trush sing, I have to listen to be sure that that is what it is, and I’m not mixing it up with a slightly odd Song Thrush or a very odd Blackbird.
If you hear Mistle Thrushes all the time then they are pretty easy to recognise, here are three examples, from France:
… from the Netherlands:
… and from the UK:
It’s a simple song lacking some of the melody of the Blackbird and lacking the variety and repetitiveness of the Song Thrush. But I would welcome one adding to the soundscape of my garden.