I’d like to get a decent photograph of a Fieldfare. That’s quite a tricky thing to achieve without spending a lot of time on the moors in full camouflage sitting in front of a tree full of fruit. In my experience, they’re very wild and very wary.
I saw one in 1977 and noted it down in my childhood nature notebooks.
Here’s the nearest I got to them when up on Dartmoor recently:
It’s really not very close, is it?
In with them, perched at the top of the Hawthorn tree, are Ring Ouzels. They’re birds I have been successful in getting close to:
Gorgeous, aren’t they?
I love them. I just need to try harder.