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Amazing action shot of feisty Mistle thrush!

A long-standing member and loyal supporter of SBS had great success with capturing nature in action recently.

Karl Talbott from Roxburghshire in Scotland told us "We have a pair of mistle thrushes nesting in woodland by our garden.

Mistle thrush

A greater spotted woodpecker has been trying to take the young chicks from the thrush's nest, as well as a nearby great tit nest, but mistle thrushes are valiant in defending their nest, making even jackdaws and wood pigeons flee in terror!"

Karl managed to get a shot of the pesky woodpecker being warned off by the courageous mistle thrush, saving her chicks for another day.

Defending the nest!

If you have any nature-inspired shots or short videos taken during the lockdown, send them in to us at and we might publish yours too!

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