Saturday, 9 January 2010

Fieldfare and Redwing in Park Square

Earlier in the week I mentioned that there was a flock of Fieldfare in Park Square, Leeds City Centre. The birds were feeding on berries in the park and in the trees nearby. On Friday we popped into town to see if they were still there & to hopefully get a better look. Although there were much fewer birds approximately 6 Fieldfare remained, they were accompanied by a couple of Redwing and what we think was a juvenile Mistle Thrush (I'd appreciate feedback on this). A lovely clear sky made for some good pics, it was a delight to spend some time watching these beautiful winter visitors.

Fieldfare and Redwing feed alongside each other.

This is what we thought might be a juvenile Mistle Thrush, attracted by fruit & seed that we scattered on cleared ground to help them along.


  1. Great pics.
    I reckon the Thrush is a leucistic Mistle Thrush, but will be interested to read more experienced views.
    ref -

  2. I think Citybirding is right leucistic Mistle Thrush - very nteresting

  3. Thanks to you both for the ID. Best wishes Linda

  4. Lovely pictures of the Fieldfares. I'd also say Mistle Thrush but only 'cos it looks different to a Song Thrush ;-)


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