Birds of Passage

We had a bit of a shock at the end of the afternoon two days ago


Not one


but a couple of hundred Fieldfares in the next door field

(the photos are bit blurry!)

In the past we have had wintering groups of Thrushes and Fieldfares and just last month we had a temporary visitor stocking up in the cold.

We thought these birds would have flown north by now


but a bit of research shows that might not happen until next month.

Anyway, this flock was on the move


After a short time they were up and away


One of the locals wondered why they bothered

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