Fieldfare in apple tree

I once had a long argument online with some amateur know it all British ornithologist as he rebuked my observation of fieldfares (Turdus pilaris) in trees. He flatly stated that they NEVER sit on branches but always stay on the ground when not flying. The fieldfare is a common sight here during winter, with flocks of them moving from berry tree to berry tree. This photo should sort the problem once and for all.

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My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit

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