Song Thrush’s favourite food is snails, the problem being,
how to get them out of the shell. These clever birds use a nicely
rounded stone on which they hit the snail until the shell smashes
releasing a fine meal.
stone is known as an anvil as anyone with a resident Song Thrush
in his or her garden will know. This
image was a split second ‘grab
shot’ shot taken before the bird flew into the base of a
bush where I listened to it breaking open the shell.