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Old Apr 17, 2010, 4:21 PM   #1
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Turdus pilaris, LinnÚ 1758

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Old Apr 17, 2010, 4:26 PM   #2
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Pretty, little bird and well-captured!
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 5:11 PM   #3
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Pretty, little bird and well-captured!

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They are very common over here, and very anonymous. Don't make much fuzz(?) about themselves. Tried a tighter crop from a RAW development. Thank you

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PS Could have needed a superzoom camera. Very hardly cropped. No excuse of course. Anyhow...

Fieldfare - what a wonderful name
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 5:58 PM   #4
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That is a nice shot, we don't have any birds like that over here, at least not colored like that. Looks a lot like our Robin in shape, which we have a lot of during the summer months.

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Great photos of a beautiful bird.
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 3:40 PM   #6
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That is a nice shot, we don't have any birds like that over here, at least not colored like that. Looks a lot like our Robin in shape, which we have a lot of during the summer months.

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Tom,

It's a thrush so it's bigger than the Robin, which also is widely spread over here. You have some thrushes, don't you? You're lucky to have so many species. Thank you for viewing and the comments

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Old Apr 18, 2010, 3:46 PM   #7
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Great photos of a beautiful bird.

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Thank you. In my imagination you're a musician. Perhaps you have sensitivity to describe the English connotations of the name "Fieldfare".

In my language the name is the equivalent to "Birch Thrush" (Bj÷rktrast). "Fieldfare" sounds great to me, medieval, poetic, everything i like

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It's a thrush so it's bigger than the Robin, which also is widely spread over here. You have some thrushes, don't you? You're lucky to have so many species. Thank you for viewing and the comments

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Torgny,
The American Robin (turdus migratorius) is a very different creature than the European Robin, and is a member of the thrush family. Similar in size to the Fieldfare. Can migrate in large flocks, and I think fills a very similar niche in North America to that of the Fieldfare in Europe. Being originally from the UK, it took me a long time before I started to associate ROBIN as a member of the Thrush family
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Beautiful capture of the personality and the details, and, of course, excellent composition as well.

He does resemble our american Robins, and some of the other native Thrushes...
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Yeah, it does resemble an American Robin, very nice shot, Torgny!
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