Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Winter Thrushes
I have been concentrating on some winter thrushes recently. There seems to have been a good influx of birds this autumn and they certainly seem to be getting through the berry crops quickly. Many trees and bushes are already stripped clean, although they did seem to arrive early this year.
Firstly a Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush on a yew

which was also joined by a number of redwing.
It's easy to see why the berries do not last very long
No berry is safe

Finally a bird that has eluded my efforts until very recently the Fieldfare, a very difficult species to approach.

3 comments:

Jane said...

Beautiful pictures. I can't believe they can actually get that much in their mouths! No wonder our holly is bare already!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love the fourth picture of the bird on the green with the red berry in its mouth. It looks just right for the season.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gulp. Seeing the thrush with that big berry about to go down the hatch made my throat catch. Amazing the size of things that birds can eat.

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