One of the most abundant birds across North America, and one of the most boldly colored, the Red-winged Blackbird is a familiar sight atop cattails, along soggy roadsides, and on telephone wires. Glossy-black males have scarlet-and-yellow shoulder patches they can puff up or hide depending on how confident they feel. Females are a subdued, streaky brown, almost like a large, dark sparrow.
The brown thrasher Toxostoma rufum is a bird in the family Mimidaewhich also includes the New World catbirds and mockingbirds. The dispersal of the brown thrasher is abundant throughout the eastern and central United Statessouthern and central Canadaand is the only thrasher to live primarily east of the Rockies and central Texas. It is the state bird of Georgia.
The song of the Mistle-Thrush has an indescribable charm for most lovers of birds, and, it may be added, not without reason. Heard at a time of the year when the afternoons are visibly lengthening out, and our thoughts are attuned to the coming of spring, the associations connected with it doubtless tend to a pleasing influence upon the listener apart from any actual merit contained in the song itself, which, to my mind, is considerable. The melody, however, is somewhat curtailed, no matter whether poured forth in storm or in sunshine, with a distinct kind of curl in it, resembling not a little the wild notes of the Ring-Ouzel.
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Our approach to farming in managing the land organically, maintaining hedgrows, re-planting orchards, encouraging species rich grassland etc. If you're ever out at the farm and you spot an interesting bird or take a good picture please do let us know, we'd love to be able to add it to the list! The bright orange-yellow beak and eye-ring make adult male blackbirds one of the most striking garden birds.
Please note all photographs are copyright CharlieCreek. Recurvirostra avosetta. A distinctively-patterned black and white wader with a long up-curved beak.
The male and female Meadow Pipits are alike. Typically, the upperparts are grey to olive-brown in colour with darker streaks. The underparts are pale grey or buff coloured with bold streaks and spots on the breast and flanks.
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