Chats and thrushes (Turdidae)
Where to see them
Best looked for in the countryside, along hedges and in fields. Hawthorn hedges with berries are a favourite feeding area. In late winter grass fields, playing fields and arable fields with nearby trees and hedges are a favourite place. May come into gardens in severe winters when snow covers the countryside.
When to see them
They begin to arrive from October and numbers build up as the winter progresses. Birds start to return in March and some may stay into May.
What they eat
Insects, worms and berries.
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