Thursday, 1 December 2022

Thrush time in Shetland

Large numbers of thrush have arrived in Shetland this last week. Looking out of our living room window we could see 34 Blackbirds in the field in front while another 6-7 at the back

 Goo to see large arrival of Fieldfare and Redwing, especially around Spiggie  where several hundred fed.

another 300-400 up at Sumburgh while people reported large numbers further north.
Fieldfares normally disappear at the sight of a camera lens so i stayed in the car and managed to get a couple of close birds
The Fieldfare chased off several Redwing

It was good to see them in good light which brought out the colours. With very few berries in Shetland its down to catching earth worms, so when we get a frost and harder ground, they will disappear

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