A few years ago we lost a pair of nesting thrushes to a neighbouring cat, and last year a pair of dunnocks left unhatched eggs in their nest. So I was delighted, when recently I was doing a bit of garden trimming, to see a song thrush nest with one new egg. And even more so when I realised I had a pair of dunnocks flying in and out of the honeysuckle by my office window, and burrowing through the tangled growth to reach their own small nest.
But now I’m confused. I’m no expert on these things, but it seems to me the birds flying to and from the thrush nest (which now squeaks loudly on their approach) are blackbirds. The egg I saw looked like this (courtesy Wikipedia):
And the birds look like this:
Can anyone help me out? Is it possible to have two different nesting pairs very close together?