There has been a good crop of berries on the Rowan and Hawthorne trees this autumn which has coincided with an influx of high numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing streaming down from Scandinavia for the winter. I love both these species as they are colourful, energetic and a real challenge to photograph. I found a number of birds coming in to a tree like waxwings, descending in numbers, feeding quickly and returning to their perches in adjacent tall trees. The tree where they were feeding had the added advantage of a building behind to add some interesting colour to the background.
It is always tricky photographing birds feeding in this way and I usually wait until a bird lands on an outer branch to get photographers that tend to isolate the bird on a single branch. Easier aid than done though. Starting with he Fieldfares.
The birds show some fine acrobatics to reach some berries.
The redwing were less numerous and tending to stay towards te centre of the tree.
A bit of gentle wing flapping to hold position
Hopefully I will manage another session with these birds before they strip the trees clean, that is assuming of course it ever actually stops raining.