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Saturday 21 December 2019

Mixed flock of Greenfinches, blue tits, great tits and chaffinches in my Sussex garden yesterday.


Fieldfare back again 20 Dec 2019

And again today, 21 December 2019
And still eating the apples on 22 December 2019.
 Greenfinches eating Cat's-ear, Hypochaeris sp. in one of the wild meadow lawns.  What a joy to see!

Thursday 19 December 2019

Fieldfare still in the garden today

More or less centre above is a solitary Fieldfare, which has been feeding here for several days.

It aggressively chases off the blackbirds and other thrushes, which otherwise feed happily together.
24 December 2019
And it is still around on Christmas eve.

Friday 13 December 2019

Blackcap, Fieldfare, Collared dove in a Sussex garden this morning

female Blackcap

 The first Fieldfare observed in my Cuckfield garden this autumn.

Collared Dove

Saturday 7 December 2019

Redwings in a West Sussex garden in Cuckfield

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Up to seven blackbirds feed together here.
Time for Fieldfares to join the feast.  See
11.00hr and there are at least six redwings now; three bathing in the pond.

The redwings are ignoring the apples and just foraging amongst the leaves on the wildflower lawn.
At 21cm the redwing above chased off the larger song thrush at 23cm.  source:

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