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Now Fieldfare & Redwing...again.


muddypaws

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Any sightings?

As usual not a trace in DA3 7

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chub_tor

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Yes morddwyd, and Jock1e's post referenced the RSPB page which also show it as a ground feeder. I was just speaking from personal experience having regularly witnessed them feeding on our "lawn".

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morddwyd

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chub tor

Not sure what your point is.

As the first one to quote it as a ground feeder I simply quoted my reference.

There are many handbooks, by the RSPB, BTO and others but the Popular Handbook, and its parent the five volume "Handbook of British Birds" (five volume handbook!) published, also by Witherby, in 1940, have, arguably, never really been bettered, and are still regarded by many in the scientific community as the definitive source.

However, we are moving a bit away from Fieldfares and Redwings, neither of which I have yet seen this year, except as large flocks of generic "thrushes" crossing the east coast!

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chub_tor

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morddwyd

In my usual rambling way I was trying to say sorry and that you were correct as was Jock1e who beat both of us to it by linking to the RSPB website that clearly describes the green woodpecker as a ground feeder.

As for fieldfares I have never seen one at this current house although my wife insists that she has and the only redwing I have seen here was unfortunately a dead one caught by a neighbour's cat.

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morddwyd

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Ah! Thank you for the explanation.

My comprehension is not what it was!

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Aitchbee

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... yesterday, I noticed a sign attached to a couple of lamposts and bus stops, " Lost - African Grey Parrott, £1000 reward ". It should be easy to spot, if it's still on the loose ... but retrieving the escapee Pet Bird might not be so easy.

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