The Mistle Thrush or Stormcock was once a relatively frequent visitor to our parks and gardens but, like many species, its numbers have declined dramatically. The Mistle Thrush is larger than a Song Thrush and has bolder spotting. Its alarm call sounds like a football rattle or machine gun while its dreamy song is loud and far reaching and often heard during stormy weather, hence its alternative name of Stormcock.
This lovely bird was recently spotted feeding on the berries of a Mountain Ash tree on a mountain pass in Snowdonia.
“Roe Plas Meadow Mile raises £1,349.16 for Sport Relief"
Earlier this year, the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in St Asaph saw local people running one, three or six miles in aid of Sport Relief. The money has been counted up and The Roe Plas Meadow Mile raised a total of £1,349.16.
This year's Sport Relief was a record breaking year with the campaign raising a total of £72.5 million. The money raised will help disadvantaged people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world's poorest communities.
Peter Scott, Mile Organiser said "We are delighted with the total amount of money we have raised this year, It's brilliant to have been part of such a successful Sport Relief year and know that we are helping to make a difference to people's lives."
Jess Kirke, events Manager at Comic Relief said "We want to say a huge thank you to all of our local mile organisers. They work tirelessly to organise successful events up and down the country and we are truly grateful for all their efforts and hard work - Sport Relief wouldn't be the event it is without them."