|Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno)
|Date Taken: 2018-12-08|
|Camera: Nikon D850, Nikon 200-500 mm.|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2019-03-14 12:00|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. 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. |
Fieldfares often nest in small colonies, possibly for protection from predators. The nest is built in a tree where five or six eggs are laid. The chicks are fed by both parents and leave the nest after a fortnight. There may be two broods in southern parts of the range but only one further north. Migrating birds and wintering birds often form large flocks, often in the company of Redwings.
The fieldfare is 25 cm (10 in) long, with a grey crown, neck and rump, a plain brown back, dark wings and tail and white underwings. The breast and flanks are heavily spotted. The breast has a reddish wash and the rest of the underparts are white. The sexes are similar in appearance but the females are slightly more brown. The male has a simple chattering song and the birds have various guttural flight and alarm calls.
This photo is made in hut 3 HBN in Lemele. Hope you like it.
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- [2019-03-14 12:13]
Hi Zeno,what say..the pic is absolutely great,the best as possible,very sharp and bright,this turdus will be happy too watching its portrait on TN..ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Very nice capture of a colorful bird. Excellent sharp details and focus.
- [2019-03-15 4:09]
Ook deze is prachtig. Uitstekend van scherpte en details ondanks de toch wat langere sluitertijd. Schitterende natuurlijke kleuren. Perfecte pose.
Very nice and sharp great details.
- [2019-03-15 6:20]
Ciao Zeno, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend have a good weekend ciao Silvio