Fieldfare-adult-2

Fieldfare-adult-2

Fieldfares are part of the Thrush family and breed in woodlands, bushes, hedgerows and large shrubs in northern Europe and Asia. They grow to 20 – 30 cm long. It is rare for them to breed in the UK. The Fieldfare is a migratory bird with many Scandinavian birds moving south to over winter. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of molluscs, insects and earthworms in the summer. In harsh winters they will survive by eating berries, grain and seeds and can be found eating fallen fruit. They nest high up in trees where they form their nests made from twigs in the fork of the tree trunk and branch. They lay 4 – 6 eggs, and when hatched both parents feed the chicks, and they fledge at around 12 – 14 days after hatching. In winter they can be seen in large flocks in open fields and grassland.

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