Sunday, 4 November 2012

Fieldfares and Other Winter Visitors

I couldn't wait to put this post on, sorry about two in one day.

It was another early frosty and misty start to the morning, however it had good sides as I finally got some pics of the FieldFares that have just arrived.


They are truely marvellous birds.


I couldn't help noticing the smaller birds as well, like these Green and Goldfinches.  There were even a few Reed Bunting flying with the finches.


Now I wasn't completely sure on this bird but I think it is a Linnet or maybe a Red Poll - testing you all again, can you help?


Funnily enough some Redwing had joined the Fieldfares in a big feeding party.


There were plenty of Pheasants about since the corn had only just been cut.


And finally of course a picture of the wonderful.........Canada Geese. It's like having our very own nature reserve in the fields round the house.




18 comments:

  1. Findlay....The bird in your pic of the Pheasant (next to last) appears to be a 'harrier' species, where did you take the pic?

    The other bird you wanted help with is a Linnet.

    Great stuff Findlay....keep it up.

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  2. Findlay, your Fieldfares are pretty birds! The pheasant is a cool sighting! Great birds and photos.

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  3. Thankyou every one I aw the harrier when I went for a walk in a few fields, however there wasn't any moorland or marsh.

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  4. Glad you got to see the Fieldfare Findlay.
    I'd guess your Harrier is a Marsh Harrier, and the other bird, like Pete said, is a Linnet.

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  5. Wonderful photography of nature's gift of beautiful earth and birds ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  6. Wonderful shots of the birds.

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  7. the pheasant sighting is great!

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  8. Interesting birds and great photos.

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  9. I really enjoy your posts. What a nice selection of birds you have! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Hello Findlay
    Nice pictures you show - well looked after.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    Hanne Bente

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  11. Definitely a Linnet Findlay - not an easy bird to get close to.

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  12. Well done fella.... I havent see Fieldfare this winter yet .... cant wait until they converge on the apples on the lawn

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  13. I love the third shot!

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  14. Your images along with the lovely background colour you use on your blog are really lovely, I love Pheasants and the single Redwing, very nice!

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  15. Hi there - Fieldfares (and Redwings) are such classics of a winter day! I miss them!

    Thanks for linking to WBW. I was in Oman all last week, hence the slow reply!

    Stewart M - Australia

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