Actually, I had two of them nosing around mid-week, but I didn't know what they were.
This morning, one alighted on the balcony rail a large bird, dark chocolate brown, flicked its tail like blackbirds do. Beautiful creature and less timid than a lot of the little villains coming by on a daily basis.
I bounced it (naturally) off Twitter and Brownhills Bob said from the description, it was a Mistle Thrush.
All I can say is, they are very welcome, as are all the other little varmints coming for a feed.
Trevor, one of OBC's Coffin Dodgers (shootlers) sent me a 4 kilo bag of seed and some other stuff I've not unpacked yet AND another feeder.
I'm going to have a bloody stacking pattern of little winged buggers over the balcony but do you know, I don't mind a bit.
I will try to photograph the mad voyeuristic blut tit and one of these thrushes, but it's not that easy.
Even if I go by the window to pick something up and scare one away, I get the guilts. Enough already !
Mistle Thrushes are something else though - see if I can find a picture on the interweb.
Couldn't find one like my little visitors - will have to get busy with the Fuji