A last-minute lifer of 2019

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After a ridiculous realisation that the recently discovered Black-throated Thrush at the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire would be a life bird, I finally had a chance to have a ‘family’ day out.

The bird has been seen daily since it was first photographed on 11 December, but I only checked my life list a few days ago and got immediately excited to go. Today even the weather supported my plans. By noon the bird has already reported on BirdGuides, so there was no reason not to give it a go.

Black-throated Thrush at the Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. This excellent photo was taken by Steve Liptrot and posted here with the photographer’s consent and permission as per Flickr mail. Please check out his work by clicking on his name.

At my arrival, the bird showed up relatively quickly, and I enjoyed watching the feather details from a close distance…

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