08 January, 2010

A Striking Scandinavian Surprise

 Striking Scandinavian Surprise...

Schools was closed yesterday, and again today but the snow has finally stopped falling. However, this hadn't stopped the number of thrushes feeding in the garden from increasing, and Redwing numbers have reached an all time high of 25.

The harsh weather also brought in yet another Scandinavian speciality yesterday, the beautiful Fieldfare, one of my personal favourite birds, so you can image my delight when one bird suddenly flew down onto the fence perch I had the camera focused on...









Your probably all Fieldfared out at the moment, so I'll finish the post with something a bit different... A very timid Robin has also been foraging in the garden, but after a lot of patience he began to feel more at ease with me.


9 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

The Fieldfare is truly beautiful, thanks for all bringing us snow.

Mark Fellowes said...

Very nice images Billy - the combination of the weather and the new lens is working well!

GRAMPS said...

Hi Bill. Looked at "Garden Snow Birds" and now this latest posting. Lovely birds [and photography] but can't say the same for the snow and ice bearing in mind that I no longer go to school! We are snowed-in now including the car which I cannot manoeuvre into the garage. We are busy feeding all our visiting animals and it is lovely to share our provisions with them: sorry, that sounds as though we eat bird/animal food! Keep warm and cosy. GRAMPS.

robbie said...

hi billsbirding, really stunning pictures of the fieldfare , what a great bird to have in your garden

The Early Birder said...

Super images of this winter Thrush Billy.

Devil Birder said...

very good shots Billy also nice one with that Sparrowhawk the other day. Shame we couldn't go to Staines. I think there is a Hayling Island walk in February though if you want to go on that.

Billy D said...

Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

theys said...

Beautiful composition, pleasant picture has the vision, good Sunday

JRandSue said...

Stunning shots,love the Fieldfare.
john.