Fieldfares Visited Alvaston Derby In January 2013

Fieldfares Visited Alvaston Derby

Fieldfare – Turdus pilaris – a member of the thrush family.

When Fieldfares visited Alvaston Derby I was ready with my camera.

On 22nd January 2013 Fieldfares visited Alvaston Derby where I saw them. First I saw them in my garden and later in my friend’s across the road in the same street. Fieldfares migrate to England in winter from northern Europe but this was my first sighting of them. It was a bad winter in early 2013 So I’m sure they came looking for food.

Here are some pictures of one sitting in the snow on my lawn. It was very good of the fieldfare to stay settled for quite some time while I took these pictures and a video:

Fieldfares Visited Alvaston Derby
A Fieldfare Settled In The Snow
Fieldfares Visited Alvaston Derby
The Fieldfare Looks Back
Fieldfares Visited Alvaston Derby
The Fieldfare Becomes Alert

NOTE: The three images above have had their Gamma Correction expanded by a factor of 1.4 to brighten up the fieldfare’s plumage.

This video continues to show the same bird as in the still photos sitting in the snow.

The next video shows a pair of fieldfares hopping about in a tree and feeding on berries in my friend’s garden.


Author: Helpful Colin

I have a background in telecommunications and a fascination with all things scientific and technical - from physics to electronics, and computing to DIY.

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