Feed the Birds. March 2018.

The snow has brought on extra demand around the bird feeding stations with the arrival of the Thrush family, most notably the Fieldfares and the Redwings. they come in search of any berries on the holly bushes and remaining crab apples. I usually add to this natural supply with cut up apples.

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This is my apple.
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Fieldfare
Fieldfare

 

Song Thrush.
Redwing.
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Redwing.
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Redwing
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Robin on the dried meal worm feeder.
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Robin
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Female Blackcap.
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Female Blackcap enjoying dried mealworms.

 

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Male Blackbird and the Lion guarding the entrance to the Oriental Garden.
Young female Blackbird.
Female Blackbird.
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Starling.

To see my previous post Feed the Birds visit:Here

Have you had some winter visitors?

23 thoughts on “Feed the Birds. March 2018.

  1. What a wonderful selection of birds there are in your garden, Brian! We get yellowhammers here too, but I haven’t seen any in recent days. The feeders are very busy, but the berries are pretty much all finished. It seems like terrible timing for a cold spell.

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  2. I never realised how many blackbirds there are around until today, with open warfare breaking out around the feeders! It certainly gets busy in avian world when bad weather hits.

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  3. Fieldfares have paid me a visit yesterday for the first time (in 27 years here). And they brought the entire extended family along.I thought they might be starlings in disguise as there were so many of them, fighting over everything. They’re back again today for dessert,

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  4. Like with Sue above just the usual suspects have been visiting but sadly no redwings or fieldfares. The café proprietor has been been stocking up supplies at a more frequent interval than usual.

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  5. Yes, some lovely pictures. The redwings and fieldfares have not made it into our garden although there are many reports of these birds about in Devon at the moment. We do get the pugnacious blackbirds along with plenty of goldfinches and regular groups of long tailed tits passing through. Also one female blackcap this morning.

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    1. Goldfinches are a joy to see in the garden. In my experience when a female blackcap finds a feeder a male follows, here in autumn around two to three weeks later.

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