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Monday, January 23, 2023

Dockside Fieldfares

Back on the Humber again today, this time for our ongoing surveys on the south bank at Killingholme. Not so much out on the mud (or on the reserve, which was frozen solid), but lots of passerines along the seawall and saltmarsh edge - Reed Buntings, Robins, finches, and especially thrushes, presumably pushed up and out from even colder areas inland.
Of the latter, Fieldfares were especially accommodating, and I spent lots of time just enjoying them, against the backdrops of shipyards and industry. Such stunning birds, really....