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Fieldfare

My Saturday Bird this week is the Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) and is a follow up to last week’s post about the Redwing.

The Fieldfare is a member of the thrush family and a winter visitor to the U.K. like the Redwing. Sometimes seen in mixed flocks with Redwing. It breeds in northern Europe and across the Palearctic. It is a very rare breeder in the U.K.

This individual was photographed in an abandoned orchard at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England where it was feeding on windfall apples.

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4 replies on “Fieldfare”

I suspect that having flown south for the winter they need to defend a good food source so that they’re fit and healthy when they have to head back north in the spring.

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