Saturday, December 19, 2009

Redwings & Fieldfares












There seemed to be a huge amount of Fieldfares and Redwings in the Deepings area (just north of Peterborough) today. Doubtless, the recent cold snap has brought masses over from the continent. I was able to pull up alongside a bunch in the West Deeping/Tallington area which were loyal to a particular patch of berry-rich hedge. The views were fantastic, but even more special, for me, was the sound. It was not just the expected 'seep' and 'pok-pok' of Redwings and 'chak-chak' and various whines from the Fieldfares, but also the sound of hundreds of wings up close and a constant murmuration from birds in sub-song all around like hundreds of chattering, singing Starlings (but without a Starling in sight or earshot).

3 comments:

Roy said...

Beautiful images Mike.

Dale Forbes said...

great photos.
I haven't seen a fieldfare here for at least 6 weeks...

shirl said...

Hi there! What fantastic photos you have here. Very nice :-D