It's very unusual to find a songthrush nest that is easily photographable without causing disturbance so I was delighted to find such a nest a week ago when I saw the adult bird sat on the nest about 6 feet up the side of the trunk of an oak tree.
The bird sat tight when people walked along the footpath which was just a few feet away and I thought that it was incubating it's eggs. The next time I looked the bird was noticeably higher in the nest with it's feathers fluffed out around the side.
When I looked again a few days later I saw 4 large chicks that looked just about ready to fledge.
I took some shots yesterday using a remote control where I left the camera on a tripod on the footpath with the 500mm lens giving a safe distance and I retired some 25 metres away and watched the adult birds returning with food through my binoculars whilst triggering the camera remotely.
Here are some of the images......