Friday, February 06, 2009

Winter thrushes

A second day of snow here. A slight thaw overnight (surprisingly) but then heavy snow from 8.00am means it might just be a top up.
Redwing diffing on edge of garden dyke. These winter thrushes know how to cope with snow! The Blackbirds spend most of their time defending the feeding stations, the Song Thrush just looks like its in a sulk. But this Redwing was busy pulling out leaves from under the snow, digging in the leaf-litter it exposed and finding plenty to feed on. A great bit of behaviour from a male Pied Wag then followed and feed in the holes the Redwing abandoned.

This Fieldfare was happy gobbling up what few berries remained on our garden trees.

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