Wordless Wednesday – The last apples and the fieldfare

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This lone fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) makes the most of the last crab apples on our John Downie (Feb 2021). He appeared just after the ‘Beast from the East’ II. Some years large numbers descend on the crop, but this year we’ve seen only the one.

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Β He’s obviously a member of the Thrush family with that lovely speckled chest, but side on, we also get a glimpse of his mixed colours: slate grey head, brown back and blackish tail.

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14 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – The last apples and the fieldfare

  1. Washe Koda says:

    Nice photo capture 🐦 hok wee toot pretty bird , says my kitties 😸

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I love Fieldfares – their plumage is so lovely, a fine thrush!

  3. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never heard of a fieldfare, but when I looked up their range map, I understood why: they’re mostly vagrants here, and apparently are limited to your part of the country. They sure do look like robins, though! Very pretty.

  4. Cathy says:

    Lovely photos. We have had lots this year, along with mistle thrushes. They are such pretty birds.

  5. Cathy says:

    Lovely photos, as always. Shame they don’t like Golden Hornet, not that those crabs remain palatable over winter! We do get the occasional fieldfare but the blackbirds polished off the last of the Evereste in January!

  6. Beautiful! Lovely combo with the crab apples.

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