The Winter Thrushes

December 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm

It is seven years since we had weather as severe as last week. Deep snow and severe frost can make some normally wary birds more approachable and one of those species is the Fieldfare. A phone call from a good friend in Cheshire to say that he had many Fieldfares in his garden, eating crab apples, had me travelling down there the next day. It was to prove to be one of the most magical winter’s day filming that I have ever had.
During the day I filmed all five of our Thrushes for the first time in over fifty years! All the Fieldfares had different plumages and I was even treated to some Redpolls , including a stunning male looking resplendent in the winter frost. Enjoy this weeks extensive gallery.Click here