The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers
19 November 2017
Birdsong in November!
Fieldfares in the cider apple orchards
On this blog, I've been bleating on and on about garden colour and birds and also trying to take photos of both. Well, photographing the autumn colours is easy enough but vast flocks of Fieldfares are a different matter entirely. These are the best I could do. There are literally thousands and thousands of Fieldfares down in those apple trees and the ones seen in the photos are the very tiniest minority. It's a pity that readers can't hear them without all the background noise in the video! It's just that most people don't associate lots of birdsong with the month of November and the song from this many birds is quite incredible! At least a few can be hear in the video. (Photos are best viewed full screen!)
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