It would seem that the wheel has turned full cycle.
When the Poms arrived (card carring or not) any bird that they saw that vaguely
resembled one from the old dart, then of course it must be the same.
Now we've thrushes that could be quails, robins
that may have may not red breasts and many other mis-nomers . Now it
would seem we've got the Dinky Di's trying to return the favour . I
have seen both species ( they are separate) with the plumage of the young
Ouzel (Turdus Torqutus) easily distinguishable from the young Blackbird (Turdus
Merula). The Ouzels would only be found in the quieter and more
isolated places. Both the juv and the adult Ouzel could readily be identified
when flying away by the pale flashes on the wings and I don't think that they
would ever be seen dead in a town garden
Ps Shakespeare should never be
taken as an authority on the taxonomy of birds. He dithered too much, to
quote -- To be or not to be? That is the question!. I rest my
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