bird behaviour, Sketchbook

Winter thrushes suffering

Fieldfare(left)and Redwing puffed up in snow- watercolour in sketchbook

I sketched a Fieldfare and a Redwing today, both of whom seemed to be in trouble. Today the Redwings were exceptionally tame, feeding on roadside verges. This Redwing was extremely puffed up. The Fielfare seemed to be in very bad shape indeed, not moving when others were feeding around it. Today the temperature has again not climbed above freezing, even the dusting of snow settled on branches yesterday evening is preserved unthawed.

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