Mistle Thrush

I found a mistle thrush sat on its nest in Billinge plants this afternoon. My question is do both birds of this species take turns to incubate the eggs or is it down to the female only? The reason I ask is because when I found it the bird was more visible and looked bigger than when I went back later to photograph it. It may be that later it was just lower down in the nest, maybe because it was cooler and was getting ready for night-time. Or on the other hand the male may have replaced the female; im assuming the female is larger!

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  1. Bytheway the nest was in a low bare tree, between 6-8 foot near a path!

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  2. ive just read that the female incubates the eggs

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  3. I think both sexes are the same size Andrew.

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