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The Attack

By SocksAndStuff
I could make lots of excuses for the quality of this shot, but it's full of action so I'm posting it anyway Smile

The brief visit of Fieldfares to our Staffordshire garden was full of such confrontations, they were fast to establish what area of the garden was theirs and there was definitely a strong pecking order. This squabble was over a juicy pear. I did put out plenty of food to go around, but they seemed to like fighting to maintain the hierarchy amongst the group, as well as establishing a temporary dominance over the resident and visiting Blackbirds. They have moved on now, as soon as the snow went, so too did the Fieldfares.

Many thanks for the enthusiastic response to my previous Fieldfare shot, really appreciated Smile

Tags: Behaviour Handheld Wildlife and nature Turdus pilaris Thrush family Fieldfare bird Staffordshire England Fighting birds

Voters: DaveNewbury, SauliusR, Algimantas and 31 more


6 Mar 2018 2:47PM
Brilliant set that's nature for you, very well captured

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ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
6 Mar 2018 3:21PM
Great timing!
Good work.
6 Mar 2018 3:47PM
Well captured.
6 Mar 2018 3:53PM
Excellent set of action shots Helen,
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2018 4:14PM
Great captures!
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2018 4:34PM
Captured all the action beautifully Helen.
Peter GrinGrin
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
6 Mar 2018 4:39PM
Dog eat Dog it seems. Another example of the so called benevolent Mother Nature. Excellent timing.
6 Mar 2018 5:09PM
An excellent sequence, Helen.

6 Mar 2018 6:17PM
Great set you have there Helen
Its always good to get some action in your shots instead of my bird on a stick pics.

Keep it up

JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2018 8:41PM
A terrific set even though I hate to see them fighting; I hope they all survived okay.
(I may have seen them down our lane today as there was a huge flock when I came home)
6 Mar 2018 8:49PM
The survival of the fittest Helen. Sadly that's how it works in nature. Great shots. Pam
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2018 12:42PM
Extraordinary sequence of dramatic images. Nature at it's worst...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin

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