Thursday, 14 January 2010

Fieldfares and extra mice

Brown Moss Nature Reserve, completely frozen over.

On the advice of BBC2's 'Snow Watch' I put on the lawn some apple alongside the sunflower hearts and fat balls, and straight away attracted a fieldfare. I've never ever seen these in the garden before.
Update: blimey, they're aggressive. Chris Packham didn't mention that! This one's strutting round with its tail up, diving furiously at anything that comes near. The blackbirds don't know what's hit them.


Bungling Birder said...

Great results from the secret camera, Kate. I especially like the chase sequence!

Kate said...

Thanks! I'm looking forward to using the camera in daylight.

Do you think the capering is territorial, or playful?

WrexTheDragon said...

I think Kate you have too much artificial colours in the mice's food.

Kate said...

Hee hee! Isn't it amazing the way they can jump vertically from a standing start?

Richard said...

What great mouse footage - I'm looking forward to seeing what else you take.

Kate said...

I'm looking forward to taking some stills in daylight.