Nov 292016
Pygmy Owl

I kept to Maridalen again (and why not?). Much was the same as yesterday with the Scaup and Tufteds still on the lake but in a different bay (water levels have risen quite a lot after recent rain so feeding conditions may be changing). The recent rain combined with a return to freezing temperatures left […]

Nov 172016
Finding Waxwings in Norfolk

This week has seen a mini influx of Waxwings in Norfolk so with a rare day off work I picked up the Jims and headed north. We arrived at the Coastguards hut Cley for first light and I quickly picked out a single Little Auk flying West close into the shore line and managed to […]

Feb 042013
Fabulous Fieldfares and incongrous Peacocks at Tilmire, a great new local site

Thanks to joining a local birding network I’ve become aware of several sites in the York area that have somehow escaped my notice over the years … fantastic and thrilling yes but also a little humbling to realise that I’ve been birding man and boy in these parts for close on 30 years with blinkers […]

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris

The Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. It breeds in woodland and scrub in northern Europe and Asia. It is strongly migratory, with many northern birds moving south during the winter. It is a very rare breeder in Great Britain and Ireland, but winters in large numbers in these countries. […]