I never tire of seeing Olive Thrushes (Turdus olivaceus) in our garden for they are real characters that are present throughout the year. A careful observation of their eyes reveals both wisdom and curiosity, whether they are keeping watch for an insect or observing their surroundings carefully before moving on. They frequently sing from a perch high up in a tree.
You can see how its colouring helps it to blend into the background. They frequently search for food on the ground (or in the gutters on our roof!) by turning over leaves and tend to take larger bits of food back to the cover of the undergrowth to eat.
This youngster, identifiable by its spotted chest, is eyeing the camera curiously.
An adult posing on the feeding tray. Notice its speckled throat and yellow bill with a dark base to its upper mandible.