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Old 03-03-18, 10:08 AM
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I've put some raisins in with the seeds, it will have to do! No sign of her yet this morning. Just two fieldfare today, one trying to guard both food patches simultaneously. Increase in goldfinches, they obviously found somewhere better to be the last two days!
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Old 03-03-18, 12:29 PM
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I also a Fieldfares in the garden for the first time and a brief visit from Redwing .
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Old 03-03-18, 04:17 PM
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An update!

A Mistle Thrush arrived this morning and joined the Fieldfare in a bit of a battle! The Mistle Thrush won the rights to the apples spiked in the trees and the Fieldfare joined the Blackbirds eating the fallen spent apples and a few extras I put out and about in the garden. The Mistle Thrush defended the apples all day.
Late afternoon another Fieldfare arrived and had a tussle with the Fieldfare that had stayed all day!
What a saga!!!

As you will see in the pics the Mistle Thrush has some leucistic feathering. I thought at first it was another Fieldfare until I looked through my bins.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
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Old 03-03-18, 04:41 PM
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Tomorrow will bring a thaw

What a distinctive mistle thrush! Perhaps his great great grandad was a fieldfare!

Much quieter in our garden today, but at least that means other food sources are available again. I won't forget the invasion in a hurry!
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Old 11-03-18, 07:51 PM
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We took the twins to Slimbridge today so I got to have a quick look around the hides, seemed like there were avocets everywhere so they're my bird of the day
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Sounds a good day all round Stuart!

My BOTD on Sunday were 4 Greenfinch on the feeders in my garden. I haven't sighted any in my garden since last Autumn so I was delighted to see them!
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BOTD is 2 Sand Martins in a snow shower today at my local patch

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Old 18-03-18, 12:27 PM
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Blimey sand martins are early, don't think they will last long, as there are no food for the poor things.
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Old 18-03-18, 01:46 PM
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BOTD is 2 Sand Martins in a snow show today at my local patch
Nice one (or should I say 2) Martin!
8 Sand Martins were reported at Upton Warren Worcestershire on the 12th of this month.

MY B's OTD today are a Bullfinch pair that were on the Black Sunflower feeder this morning.
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A return of the snow has brought a single fieldfare back to the garden, and a nuthatch.
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