24th February 2017

Fieldfare, a winter thrush which, like the Redwing, migrates to the UK between October and April, from Scandinavia and Iceland. I watched a small mixed flock hunting insects and worms on their favourite rough grazing, this morning. I couldn’t get good photo’s so include my drawing, to show how much bigger the Fieldfare is than the Redwing. Fieldfare’s are described as having a loud ‘chuckle’, very distinctive– go to the RSPB website to hear this and all uk bird calls and songs. Fieldfares are on the red (endangered) list. Conditions: Glorious sunny morning. Temperature: Max 8- Min 3C.

Fieldfare (above) and Redwing

Fieldfare (above) and Redwing

Fieldfare, in front and Redwing, behind, feeding on insects

Fieldfare, in front and Redwing, behind, feeding on insects

Redwing feeding

Redwing feeding

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