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.