Latest addition to the ‘spotted in the garden’ list is the Fieldfare Turdus pilaris (Kwiczoł).
These first came to my attention when a couple were seriously harassing a Magpie with a furious chattering noise. The Magpie buggered off pretty quickly and in recent days these birds have been the ones strutting confidently around digging out the best worms. According to my bird guide Fieldfare are prone to pursuing crows of all kinds and bombarding them with excrement. Nice! Perhaps that explains the “Turdus” part of the Latin name?