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    Default Fieldfares & Redwings

    I saw my first big flocks of Fieldfares and redwings on Friday.Probably helped along by the strong eastery wind we've had for a week now.

    Jim
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    Default Re: Fieldfares & Redwings

    Not seen one here as of yet , so they’re about 8-10 days later than last year already.The hawthorn is heaving with berries this year waiting for them but if we get an early sharp frost they’ll miss the bounty. Saw a group of about 30 swallows this morning though

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    Default Re: Fieldfares & Redwings

    Have not seen any big flocks yet in my part of argyll

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    Both very handsome birds.

    Had loads of redwings in our neighbourhood last winter. Managed to snap a couple of them in a front garden, which had a big tree full of red berries they were tuned into...




    The fieldfares were focusing on the sea buckthorn, of which there are biblical amounts at Aberlady. It was very low light the day I was there, so a lot of ISO noise...


    A cleaner shot at distance...


    Col
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    Default Re: Fieldfares & Redwings

    ##An update##.... they’ve arrived today (Fieldfares) , chattering away in groups of 20s - 30s . Those hawthorns are in for a battering
    Last edited by lukewarm; 08-10-2019 at 01:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Fieldfares & Redwings

    I saw the first redwing in Bettyhill on Sept 16th this year but only one and none since.
    A few whooper swans head came over at the end of last week but the big numbers of geese all seem to have gone through now.


    Andy

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