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Flock of Fieldfare

Observed: 10th January 2010 By: lst55
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush 2
Mistle Thrush group
Description:

Approx. 80 fieldfare going from tree to tree in the snow yesterday. Seem very nervous of humans- perhaps they have come off the South Downs in this cold weather?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Incorrect ID

Please ignore Mistle Thrush ID I was getting confused!

Lucy

OU Student

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Fieldfare

Do Fieldfare always go round in flocks or are they solitary too? I've been watching what I thought of as a 'slightly different looking Thrush' in my garden for past few days, attracted by some apple I left out. He's very shy though, so haven't managed to get a decent photo yet! I'm in Worthing too, by the way.

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Worthing Fieldfares

I'm sure they can be seen individually too, maybe his/her flock was nearby? The RSPB website has good pictures and call recordings you could compare with.

Lucy

OU Student

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No birds are always in flocks

Quite a few bird species will typically be found in flocks, particularly during the winter, but even the most gregarious of species can be found on there own occasionally - even if it's only because one has become seperated because it is lost, or perhaps unwell.