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Fieldfare

Observed: 21st March 2010 By: Barnmead
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Fieldfare perched high in a hedgerow tree.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

RoyW's picture

Not the easiest angle for an identification!

Although the photo doesn't show the bird from the best angle, the orangy-rufous wash across the breast can be seen, and Fieldfare is the only thrush commonly found in Britain which has such obvious backward pointing 'V' shaped spots on the breast and flanks.

It's always worth noting which features are visible if you do see a familiar bird from an odd angle, because it may well help you make an ID when you see a bird at a later date.