Wednesday, 14 November 2007


Definate juv, outer g coverts unmoulted, still a white tip.

These fieldfares near Flixton gorge themselves on hawthorn berries and then move on. They appear here every year along with redwing and blackbirds. The first two birds above are obviously distinctive heavily marked dark faced males, black tails and dark centres to crown feathers. The rest are females and 1st year birds. Strange they are so timid, how nice to sit in your car to watch these beauties. The top bird, a redwing, is such a smart bird.

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