A Fieldfare in the garden

It started snowing here at 9 o'clock this morning and it hasn't stopped. It must be cold as I don't think I've ever seen a fieldfare in the garden before. I was surprised and delighted to see this one sitting in our lilac tree with a blackbird. I hope he/she becomes a regular visitor. This was taken through the kitchen window and there has been a constant flurry of activity all day. I have to put food out in different places for different birds as they don't always get on so well together. The shy birds tend to keep away from the squabbling starlings and the chaffinches just seem to be everywhere. It's all birds in my pics together and as usual SOOC
Another lovely bird shot, Rosie.
posted January 20th, 2013  
nice capture .........I love all your bird shots!
posted January 20th, 2013  
a fav!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Superb shot of this lovely bird!
posted January 20th, 2013  
i've never even seen a fieldfare before - so thank you!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Great capture! A new bird for me!
posted January 20th, 2013  
@wordpixman @debihas27 @nebzphoto @tishpics @quietpurplehaze @greyfeather Thank you everybody and thank you Nancy for the Fav. Fieldfare are members of the thrush family but very distinctive due to their grey head
posted January 20th, 2013  
Yes we have just got fieldfares. They seem to be looking for berries and apples still hanging on trees. They seem shy and steer clear of the starlings. Lovely capture of this beautiful plump little chap
posted January 20th, 2013  
Nice pic we have had them in the garden
posted January 20th, 2013  
He looks like he's keeping his eye on you. A stunning shot.
posted January 20th, 2013  
@streetlyend @jueck @busylady Thank you. I think they are searching for food in people's gardens because they are desperate in this weather
posted January 20th, 2013  
Great capture, they really are handsome birds.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Wonderful shot!
posted January 20th, 2013  
posted January 20th, 2013  
Lovely capture.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Super clarity and composition! Fav
posted January 20th, 2013  
Fabulous job - every feather is clear. I need to get more fat balls pronto but I have found a use for the fancy berry/apple/meal worm mix I bought - it's been ignored all winter but I've put in on the ground for blackbirds and they are very pleased.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Beautiful capture, Rosie - lovely clarity. I've never seen a fieldfare.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Great capture!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Fav.
posted January 21st, 2013  
A great find!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Gorgeous shot.
posted January 21st, 2013  
Funny you posted this today. I saw one for the first time today too, but I didn't get a shot of it!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Beautiful capture,great clarity!! Fav!!
posted January 21st, 2013  
@chris17 @rhos @dulciknit @pamfromcalgary @skstein @cjainmd @sabanford @rwhite @carolmw Thank you all for your wonderful comments and favs
posted January 21st, 2013  
@judithg Oh blackbirds love their special mix and you will be greatly rewarded with their presence Judith. I had 7 or 8 blackbirds in the garden today and I've run out of grotty apples to give them but I do put out their favourite mix as well as dried fruit such as raisins, sultanas or mixed fruit. I buy the basic versions which are cheaper but they are getting more expensive now and with the snow on the ground, I have been throwing them out on the cleared ground outside our front door with a dish of water.
posted January 21st, 2013  
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