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Mar 24, 2015 15:51 |  #1

OK, I had to look this up :

The Fieldfare is a member of the thrush family. It breeds in woodland and scrub in northern Europe and Asia. It is strongly migratory, with many northern birds moving south during the winter. It is a very rare breeder in the British Isles, but winters in large numbers in the United Kingdom, Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. It is omnivorous, eating a wide range of molluscs, insects and earthworms in the summer, and berries, grain and seeds in the winter. (Source : Wikipedia).

Never mind all that, this one is in Apple River, Nova Scotia. This is the first one seen in North America in 20 years. Bird watchers have flown to Nova Scotia solely to see this bird from such places as Connecticut, Michigan, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Ottawa, Toronto......etc. the nice peole who own the house where this bird has spent the winter have 168 signatures in their guest book......so far....from people who have come to their house in the country to see this bird. Quite amazing really.


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Mar 24, 2015 17:02 |  #2

Huh! I thought it was a magazine and you were selling subscriptions:lol: Only the one and only WR could track down such an elusive species and then post excellent images! Way to go my friend!


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Mar 24, 2015 18:09 |  #3

Very nice and congrats Ian. Always nice to see rare vagrants.


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Mar 24, 2015 19:08 |  #4

Put a feather in your cap for this one, Ian. A rare find, wonderfully photographed.


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Mar 25, 2015 00:57 |  #5

Nice shots.


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Mar 25, 2015 06:53 |  #6

ardeekay wrote in post #17490373 (external link)
Huh! I thought it was a magazine and you were selling subscriptions:lol: Only the one and only WR could track down such an elusive species and then post excellent images! Way to go my friend!

Ha, thanks very much Rog. I figured I could make the 2-hour drive to see him when there's peopel flying in from all across the continent to see him. One guy there from Michigan just arrived when I was there, and was going home today. He didn't even bring a camera......he said he was just happy to just see it and make this his 768th life bird.

2n10 wrote in post #17490449 (external link)
Very nice and congrats Ian. Always nice to see rare vagrants.

Thanks John. Indeed.

CDMOOSE wrote in post #17490515 (external link)
Put a feather in your cap for this one, Ian. A rare find, wonderfully photographed.

Thanks a lot Al. It was tough to get close due to all the snowbanks in the yard, and he was particularly flighty.....in and out of the apple tree, back to surrounding tall trees, etc, several times, but I was glad to have got some shots off.

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Nice shots.

Thank you Peter.


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Mar 25, 2015 06:55 |  #7

Nice to see our garden bird in US - take well care of it :)


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Mar 25, 2015 06:59 |  #8

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Nice to see our garden bird in US - take well care of it :)

Thank you Stein, it is getting excellent care :) And he's in Canada.


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Mar 25, 2015 08:15 |  #9

That is something Iain,


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Mar 25, 2015 09:07 |  #10

Great shots and good info

Would be interested to know if it was lone straggler that got lost and so migrated to an unusual location or did he get caught caught up in a migration of other species ? If he is on his own will it attempt to migrate back on its own or wait for another species to be going in the same general direction ?


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Mar 25, 2015 09:18 |  #11

birderman wrote in post #17491185 (external link)
Great shots and good info

Would be interested to know if it was lone straggler that got lost and so migrated to an unusual location or did he get caught caught up in a migration of other species ? If he is on his own will it attempt to migrate back on its own or wait for another species to be going in the same general direction ?

It appears to a loner. The President of the Nova Scotia Bird Society says it is highly doubtful it will be able to or even try to find its way home. It calls out though and hears no replies from other Fieldfares, so who knows what will happen?


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Mar 25, 2015 09:30 |  #12

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That is something Iain,

It sure was! Thanks Geoff.


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Mar 26, 2015 08:30 |  #13

Well done Ian, always good to 'bag' a rare visitor.


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Mar 26, 2015 14:25 |  #14

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Well done Ian, always good to 'bag' a rare visitor.

Thanks Red, this may be the rarest one I've seen yet.


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Mar 28, 2015 05:34 |  #15

Glad you got to see this European bird, love the second photo they do like fruit, however you owe us limeys a return suprise, Blackburnian warbler would be nice. :):)


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