March 1st   Leave a comment

Fieldfare

Another day of cold easterly winds and snow showers although the temperature climbed just above freezing by late afternoon as a faint hope that things were getting a bit better. And a day of birds in odd places to try to escape the storm: shags clustered close in to the shore at West Braes with even the toughest of the tough, purple sandpipers, feeding on the beach like sanderlings away from the murderous waves crashing against their usual rocky haunts. There was a fieldfare in my garden trying its luck on the shiny ornamental crab apples that even my resident hungry blackbirds avoid. I have only ever had fieldfares flying over my garden and then not very often. It has been a good winter for fieldfares with a large flock in the fields just to the north of Crail for most of it, but today they came into Crail for the shelter.

West Braes in the storm – thanks to my son Sam for this photo

Posted March 1, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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