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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map