ChatterBank1 min ago
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Have a look at the above link Lonnie. Draw your cursor over each image especially having a good look at the adult on the ground, as this is what a male Fieldfare will look like now.
Hi Lonnie, I'm not going to say I doubt that your birds are Fieldfares or even Redwings because birds are constantly making fools of us all, but..... it is very unusual to see either of these birds just as a pair because being gregarious types they will be seen in flocks of at least 20 (sometimes 100's) as a single specie or in a mixed flock.
If you live on the coast it might also be a possibility that your pair have been blown off course from continental Europe. I do hope they return as the long thin bill and bottle green breast flecks are driving me crazy trying to find something similar - without any luck!
Hi lonnie, A long shot maybe but the thought occurred to me that the tree in your garden could be a clue, is it a fruit tree of some kind and did you see them feeding ?
Its not too uncommon to see fieldfares etc to venture into gardens in small numbers when food becomes scarce, i've been lucky enough to spot them in my garden on occaisions, gorging on cottoneaster berries and windfall fruit etc..