A fieldfare has been spotted in my orchard.
Over the last couple of months I have noticed an unusual looking bird in my orchard every morning and afternoon.
When I described the bird to my husband he said he thought it was a fieldfare. I described the bird as looking a bit like a song thrush, except longer and not as plump, with grey and brown colouring. As the bird flies from the orchard, it usually makes a clacking sound which sounds a bit like the call of the magpie.
Once my husband had suggested that it was a fieldfare, I had a look on the internet and found some pictures to help me verify that the early morning visitor to my orchard is indeed the fieldfare.