Beasts from the East!

Thursday, March 1st 2018

Not all beasts from the East are bad news! Some of our wintering birds come from Scandinavia. This beautiful Redwing was caught and ringed at the weekend by some members of the Swaledale Ringing Group.

Redwing

Another winter visitor is the Fieldfare which is usually seen feeding in large flocks in open fields. However the extreme weather conditions have encouraged some of these stunning birds to visit gardens. 

Fieldfare in snow

Similar in size to a Blackbird, these thrushes also enjoy feeding on fallen fruit and Rowan berries and can be attracted to your garden if you leave apples out on the lawn.

This one was caught and ringed this afternoon. It is an adult female and from close up you can see the rusty-yellow or ochre tinge on its breast.

Fieldfare

 


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many letters are in the word 'east' (1 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

CES 5

Posted 17th June 2018

Bird ringers arrived for another 4am start.  In the distance a Tawny Owl called and then as dawn was breaking so the smaller birds started…

Read More

Wandering, Looking and Checking

Posted 16th June 2018

Dog Daisies are doing really well this year.  The end of the path behind the orchard on the way to the Dog Leg net ride…

Read More

Spreading Around

Posted 15th June 2018

Over the years work has been carried out in the Scrapes as part of the management of this important habitat, and the work has continued…

Read More

Richmond Town Hall Coffee Morning

Posted 14th June 2018

We had a great turn out for today's Coffee Morning at Richmond Town Hall, managing to raise over £200 for the Reserve! Thanks yet again…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |