08 April 2015


Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in photographing birds.

This was a bit of a coup. Early January, when the weather turned to actual winter, looking out the Father's window in Edinburgh a single bird of different plumage was spotted.  At first I thought female blackbird (as there was a male of that species also on the shrub). However, when it turned to me I realised it was something else.

FIELDFARE! Rare enough to see in it's usual flocks - more so in urban areas. This one was all alone. May have been blown off course by the gales.  What a little darling!


  1. Beautiful...I just love the shape of its head!!

  2. Howdy YAM Aunty. Pretty little bird. We hope he/she found his flock.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  3. A beautiful bird indeed and a great capture as always, Yam!! Hope your week is going well!!

  4. OMCs...Yam Aunty..mom and I think this photo should be on a greeting card. We love the red berries and Mr. Bird is posing very nicely
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Sweet bird with soothing colours of the plumage. Looks like it has turned its head backwards to respond to you.

  6. What a gorgeous creature! How awesome that you got to capture it in a photo.

  7. Nice shot - I always knew it was really winter when these (and Redwings) arrived - before that it was just late autumn!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    1. Hari OM
      G'day Stewart and thanks for dropping by... father did express surprise at seeing it. Not just that it was apparently a single bird (we saw no others any where) but that it was so late. He mentioned that most would move through more Novemberish. He and the neighbour who got excited about it, said that in recent years there had been less and less sightings of the fieldfares - so I think I was well lucky!!! Not least in managing a half decent shot through double glazing and what was actually a blizzard going on (the reason it was sheltering). It made great excitement for me because here in Dunoon it's oyster catchers, magpies or gulls.


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