Fieldfares and Redwings
Now it has to be said that sometimes Jock can’t tell his fieldfares from his redwings! They tend to be in flocks together. They’re both like thrushes but there are giveaways to tell them apart.
Read more on the Woodland Trust's web site Redwings and Fieldfares: identification tips and why we record them.
They come in from Scandinavia and Iceland , around 500 miles away, the fieldfares first in early September and the redwings from late September.
Jock loves to see flocks of these along with his song thrushes in the fields and on the edge of the woodland around Bennachie gorging themselves on the Rowan berries, but you might see them in woodland orchards, farmland and parks.
This is part of the Birds in Autumn information.