Wednesday, 30 September 2009

First winter Blackbird and Robin

Walking down the garden, all 150 feet of it, I flushed 16 Blackbirds in total. They are to be found foraging around the pond edges and leaf litter and hedges. Most are rather shabby looking first winter birds - this distinctive bird was gorging on the Blackthorn Sloe berries in the company of many other Blackbirds. My guess is that we have had an influx of immigrant birds from Europe - there are many 'new' Robins around too. As autumn advances, it shouldn't be too long before we receive the first Fieldfares and Redwings

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