Fieldfare

Fieldfare

Fieldfares, a winter visitor from¬†Scandinavia, large colourful thrushes, much like a mistle thrush – have a slight ‘hawk’ look about them and quite powerful looking.¬†Fieldfare getting drunk in the orchard.A flock arrived in our garden to feed on the windfall apples in the orchard. Hungry after their long flight south they gorged on the decaying and fermenting fruit throughout October and November they became noticeably more aggressive as the alcohol levels increased. The local blackbirds took a bit of a thrashing for a few weeks.

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