Portrait of a Fieldfare

Portrait of a Fieldfare

Very nicely done, a lovely drawing.

Lovely, Emma. I'm jealous about all your fieldfares! We have had at least one in our garden every winter for a few years (if snow, up to 4), but none at all this year.


Lovely, so well painted!

Delicately and superbly drawn Emma.

This is lovely Emma. We see quite a lot of fieldfares around here in groups of maybe 30-50. Sadly it’s very rare to see a normal thrush though.

Beautifully painted Emma, we get a few eating the fallen fruit in the garden but there are huge flocks in the hedgerows around us, and redwings.

Thank you everyone. We rarely get fieldfares in such large numbers round here, and I've never had one in the garden, so I will enjoy them while I can!

Posted by Emma P on Mon 18 Feb 19:11:10

Thanks Margaret 🙂

Posted by Emma P on Tue 19 Feb 18:55:24
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Fieldfares are a type of thrush that migrate to Britain in winter from Scandinavia; some years we don't see many, but this winter there have been lots, hoovering up the hawthorn and rowan berries. This bird was one of a huge flock at RSPB Saltholme. HP paper with ink and cobalt blue, transparent yellow and permanent rise watercolour.

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Emma P

I'm an amateur painter from County Durham. I sketch and paint for my own enjoyment and relaxation; in particular, looking at the plants and animals in our local area and attempting to paint them. My painting "Goldfinches on Teasel" was chosen to be made into a card by Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. I…

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