Fieldfare - Turdus pilaris


    The Fieldfare is a large thrush which appears mainly in flocks during winter, often together with Redwings.

    Identification difficulty

    Countryside areas, both feeding on grassland and perching in trees.

    When to see it

    October to March (occasionally to May)

    Life History

    This bird eats worms, insects and berries. In harsh winters they visit gardens and can quickly strip all the berries from a bush.

    UK Status

    Common winter visitor

    VC55 Status

    Common as a winter visitor in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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