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Bird id please

Post by Steve Moore » Fri Mar 02 2018 16:19

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Re: Bird of please

Post by Steve Moore » Fri Mar 02 2018 16:20

Red belly. But to big for a robin

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Post by suffolk si » Fri Mar 02 2018 16:25

Possibly a redstart? Used to see them on my old school field years ago along with fieldfares and other birds that don't seem to be about much nowadays...

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Post by D10bore » Fri Mar 02 2018 16:29

Female stone chat :scratch: mike

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Post by Steve Moore » Fri Mar 02 2018 16:34

About the same size as a thrush

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Post by Steve Moore » Fri Mar 02 2018 16:39

Think it might be a Redwing, not seen one in my garden before.

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Post by Jake Hamilton » Fri Mar 02 2018 16:46

Steve Moore wrote: ↑
Think it might be a Redwing, not seen one in my garden before.
That's what it is, Steve. Had them in my garden too this winter, eating holly berries. Fieldfares are often with them.
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Post by Steve Moore » Fri Mar 02 2018 16:55

Jake Hamilton wrote: ↑
Steve Moore wrote: ↑
Think it might be a Redwing, not seen one in my garden before.
That's what it is, Steve. Had them in my garden too this winter, eating holly berries. Fieldfares are often with them.
Thanks, because of the snow, I've scattered loads of bird seed in front garden, must have attracted it.

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Post by jonsykes » Fri Mar 02 2018 17:06

Soak some raisins & cut some apples in half - they love them.

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Post by suffolk si » Fri Mar 02 2018 17:20

If it's thrush sized that's a redwing,if it's smaller then possibly restartπŸ‘

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Post by andrew_nagel » Fri Mar 02 2018 17:31

Redwing. Not a redstart - they are much different in plumage. Redwing migrate in flocks, and pass through around the same time as Fieldfares. Have loads of them over here.

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Post by Freako » Fri Mar 02 2018 18:39

Definite Redwing, here one I took in my garden yesterday.
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Post by wid » Fri Mar 02 2018 18:48

Definitely redwing we get loads in our paddocks,beautiful picture freako

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Post by Freako » Fri Mar 02 2018 18:56

wid wrote: ↑
Definitely redwing we get loads in our paddocks,beautiful picture freako
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Post by Freako » Fri Mar 02 2018 18:59

Here's our other Scandinavian visitor the Fieldfare.
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Post by suffolk si » Fri Mar 02 2018 19:06

Bet they wished they stayed the other side of the North Sea this week, rather migrating to thisπŸ˜€

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Freako wrote: ↑
Here's our other Scandinavian visitor the Fieldfare.
Only ever seen Fieldfares in large flocks in the paddocks around here.
But since the snow they have appeared helping themselves to the mealworms we put out.
Thought he wagtails were aggressive until they arrived feathers everywhere.
The only bird they don't attack is the starlings, hope MJ don't get them or he wouldn't get the
Car back in the garage :roll:

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Post by Steve Moore » Fri Mar 02 2018 19:50

Great pics mick

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Post by Freako » Fri Mar 02 2018 19:57

Steve Moore wrote: ↑
Great pics mick
Thanks Steve :thumbs:
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Post by Freako » Fri Mar 02 2018 19:59

Cyprio wrote: ↑
Freako wrote: ↑
Here's our other Scandinavian visitor the Fieldfare.
Only ever seen Fieldfares in large flocks in the paddocks around here.
But since the snow they have appeared helping themselves to the mealworms we put out.
Thought he wagtails were aggressive until they arrived feathers everywhere.
The only bird they don't attack is the starlings, hope MJ don't get them or he wouldn't get the
Car back in the garage :roll:

All of our birds are enjoying a bath in the warm water

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Fieldfare don't like Starlings too aggressive for them, this one must have big balls :laughs:
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Post by Daniel Farke » Sat Mar 03 2018 13:53

Freako wrote: ↑
Here's our other Scandinavian visitor the Fieldfare.
Nice pic . :thumbs:

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Post by andrew_nagel » Sun Mar 04 2018 23:16

Along with the Redwings and Fieldfares, you might get the odd Waxwing too.

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Post by Wat Tyler » Mon Mar 05 2018 07:10

It's a Redwing. Very pretty little member of the thrush family. They are everywhere at the moment along with the Fieldfares. I'm surprised given the recent weather that more people are not reporting Waxwings too.
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Post by Wat Tyler » Mon Mar 05 2018 07:11

Sorry I missed Andrew's post above mine. :red:
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Post by Jason Skilton » Mon Mar 05 2018 13:35

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Post by John Milford » Mon Mar 05 2018 23:50

I saw a small flock (of what I now realise were fieldfares) only yesterday. Stopped the car to look at them, as they were not a bird I've seen locally in Derbyshire. Thanks for the ID :thumbs:
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Re: Bird id please

Post by John Noden » Wed Mar 07 2018 21:28

cracking photos there freako
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