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Feildfare (Turdus pilaris) | by Elliot Montieth
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Feildfare (Turdus pilaris)





Believe it or not this is actually my one and only decent shot of a Fieldfare! This attractive gem from Scandivian was taken on a trip to the one and only Spurn were on that day there was an immense fall of thrush's with over 5000 Fieldfare, 12,500 Redwing and several hundred Blackbirds and Song Thrush's.


Fieldfare is the second largest thrush to be found in the UK annually being just a few cm's behind the bigger and bader Mistle Thrush. Roughly 680,000 Fieldfare entre the UK each year for the winter and on a few occasions have even bred in the most remote parts of Scotland. Like its smaller and more familiar cousin the Redwing, Fieldfare are most picked on there distinctive "chak-chak-chak" as they pass over head in sometimes flocks of several hundred.

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Taken on October 15, 2016