As the winter finally hit Finland, an enormous invasion of wintering thrushes, mostly Fieldfares, migrated southerly and invaded the ashes with berries in a few days. For many weeks, I had been waiting for them and had microphones ready to leave near the trees. Luckily the day they visited Mahholma shore was without rain but with a gusty easternly wind that carried sounds from the mainland. A flock of the trushes emptied the trees in half an hour. This is a shot from the whole day of recording, ie. about four hours as the light time is not longer here on this shortest day of year. The climat change begins to appear; normally Fieldfares will pass here in late October, and in much smaller flocks. Recorded with a pair of spaced omnis, ke4 modified by Verde.

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