Alan Broodbank / May 2020 – vol. 113, issue 5, pp 301 In the spring of either 2012 or 2013, a pair of Mistle Thrushes Turdus viscivorus built a nest c. 10 m high in an Oak Quercus robur tree in my suburban garden in Earley, Berkshire. The nest seemed both precarious and exposed, built on a dividing point of a horizontal branch c. 15 cm in diameter and c. 2 m from the main trunk. The birds defended the nest with vigour. One da... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.