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Sunday 7 December 2014


On todays dog walk we saw a Kestrel, Redwings and a large group of Fieldfares. 
The weather was heavy rain and wind until it started to clear up 
The Kestrel was find it very difficult to hunt because of the rain.

These birds were all hunched up together, can anyone help identify them?
There is at least one female chaffinch but are they all chaffinches or could some be female Bramblings?

There are 16 on this one branch

The Fieldfares were moving from tree to tree in groups along with some Redwing. At the moment the whole sky seems to be full of a 'chack' and 'chuck' noises and they are very quickly stripping all the local hawthorn bushes of their berries and well as picking something, probably worms, off the fields.

1 comment:

  1. Hello there, I think you've mostly got Linnets, and I think it's probably a male linnet that's in the picture by itself, although I could be wrong here! There's always a chance of finding a Brambling when a winter Chaffinch is about though and they can be tricky to tell apart - especially in poor light - so it's worth listening out for the call of a Brambling which has a distinctive kind of buzzing squawk - I certainly tend to hear them before I see them!