Wordless Wednesday – Angry Bird!

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Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) taking a drink to wash all those haws down.

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Red from Angry Birds

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5 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Angry Bird!

  1. shoreacres says:

    I didn’t know what a haw might be. Once I looked it up, the name of the tree we call ‘possumhaw’ made sense. It’s full of bright, red berries that the birds do love. I’ve never heard of a fieldfare, either, but I see from its scientific name that it’s in the same genus as our robin (which is, of course, different from your robin).

  2. It looks quite a lot like your robin too, doesn’t it? Fieldfares come over to Britain from the Scandinavian countries in Oct/Nov looking for more berries/food. They tend to form large flocks and when I walk our dog down the hawthorn-lined alleys they fly up as we approach, shouting quite loudly. It is like a mexican wave all the way along. I looked up Possumhaw too, which is an Ilex I see. The haws I meant are in fact from Crataegus monogyna (sadly without possums!)

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    He does look a bit grumpy! 😉

  4. Sue says:

    Great metamorphosis! 😀

  5. Tina says:

    Haha! Great post. Hard to tell which one I like the best.

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