Friday, November 21, 2014

CAMERA CRITTERS, SATURDAY'S CRITTERS, BIRD D'POT, NATURE NOTES AND WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

These photos are from our trip to Europe in June.  We went to a botanical garden in Oslo and I was able to take a few photos of the birds.  I recognize the Common Wood Pigeon and the European Magpie but I am not sure of the others in the first two photos.



Theresa at The Run*A*Round Ranch Report asked whether the bird in my next photo could be a "Fieldfare".  On doing a Google image search it looks just like it.  Thank you Theresa!  Exciting for me never having seen one before.  I learned that it is one of the larger thrushes . It breeds in central and northern Europe and into Siberia.  It is migratory and winters mainly in western, southern and central Europe.  It moves south in October and November, and tends to return to Scandinavia around April.












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