We woke up to snow on Tuesday and it continued on and off all week, amidst a continuation of this unremittingly cold winter. I kept a lookout for redwings and fieldfares, as these country birds often drift into the towns when the weather is really bad. I caught glimpses of a couple of fieldfares, but today, one landed in the evergreen hedge on the other side of the car park at work, and rested there for a couple of minutes. I have kept a pair of cheap, low-magnification binoculars in my desk drawer for several years, just in case of something like this, but to be honest I don’t think I have ever used them! Today was the day though, as I got a great view of a beautifully-marked fieldfare, as big as a mistle thrush but with blue-grey head and creamy yellow side patches.
Managed to spot one redwing in Cross Lane East as I was walking home too!