Thursday, 24 January 2013


It's funny because until all this snow arrived in our gardens I'd struggled to get shots this winter of Fieldfares as they were thin on the ground at all my local patches.Now they are an ever present in my and my neighbour's gardens and from what I hear in everyone else's gardens as well.

Yesterday trapped indoors by the bad weather I was able to watch all the bird activity in the two gardens on and off all day.Two Fieldfares were present most of the time one of which became dominant and aggressive during the day and not only saw off it's mate but took on the gang of Blackbirds that are the bosses usually in our gardens.Took a load of shots which aren't too bad considering they were taken standing on a stool and poking the camera through a top hung opening light.

Things first thing were quite peaceful at first.

Then lunchtime things got a bit rough when my neighbour an avid feeder put out an apple or two.The Fieldfare then took on both the gang of Blackbirds and some Starlings.Great fun to watch.


Kevin Groocock said...

Great series, Max. Great birds with "interesting" characteristics!

Keith (Boatbirder) said...

Excellent stuff Max! Never seen Fieldfare's taking on Blackbirds before but you sure captured the moment!



Max Silverman said...

Cheers both.