I was impatiently waiting for the reveal of the ID of John Workman's excellent drawing (even though he is not a professionally trained artist)!
In celebration of that bird, here is a photo taken at The Celery Farm on the very day the ID was revealed.
The bird perched up behind the twig momentarily before again disappearing into the vegetation.
(Thanks, Alice. Love that yellow eye. I'll be on the lookout. Saw one near Barking Dog Corner just after the Christmas Bird Count three weeks or so ago. Need some more serendipity.)
More on Rusty Blackbirds and their population decline here.