At about 16.00 GMT on 16th February 1992, near West Bagborough, Taunton, Somerset, I saw a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos digging with its bill into a hedge-bank in a field; the thrush pulled out several root fragments of Lords-and-Ladies Arum maculatum, swallowed these, and flew off. The behaviour lasted about two minutes. At about 16.30 GMT on 25th February, in the same field, I saw a male Common


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