|possibly a reed bunting|
While we were debating these identifications, we noticed a larger, more brightly-coloured bird. positively glowing in the sunshine, perched on the large trunk of the apple tree. What an earth is that? Feverish page-turning. No doubt about it this time, it was a fieldfare. Not only had we never seen one before, I can safely say I'd never even heard of them before. It flew down to the ground, and pirouetted for our benefit.
|fieldfare, showing off for the camera (front shot a little out of focus)|
|fieldfare behind the dogwoods|