As I drove down the lane towards the farm the hedgerow was literally heaving with redwing as I drove down I started off a Mexican wave of Redwing all taking flight from either the hedge or the ditch along the side of the hedgerow. I got to the gate and parked up and had a look in the field as most had dropped down into the field, I noticed some Fieldfare and Mistle Thrush and the regular Starling flock, the Mistle thrush weren't a surprise as there is a breding pair on the farm as I approached the gate everyting scatterd, shit! The Redwing were in three flocks and settled down on the far side but were reasonably easy to count, 43 Redwing in total, the Mistle Thrush were really easy, 2 in total they stood out like a sore thumb to be fair. The Fieldfare were harder as everytime the Starlings took flight and moved to a different part of the field it would flush the Fieldfare mid count. All the birds were busy feeding away which also made it quite hard as they were constantly on the move eventually I settled with circa 50 Filedfare (scientific/expert or what!). Normally on the farmland during the winter whilst walking around it would be at best 20 Fieldfare and the Redwing have been in short supply on the farm my best count was at the begining of winter with 15 Redwing and my average walk around I'd be lucky to get even 1!
|RUBBISH DISTANT RECORD SHOT OF FIELDFARE|
|MEADOW PIPIT, IN A FIELD OF BEETROIT..OR IS IT RHUBARB|