18th January 2017

Redwing visited again this week- our smallest Thrush, and one that, except in Northern Scotland, is only a winter visitor to the UK, flying in from Scandinavia and Iceland. We’ve had very few winter migrant birds turn up so far this year, of any species, perhaps due to the relatively mild weather and intense crops of Hawthorn berries etc in the wild. Redwings, arriving in small flocks, are always a pleasure, with their cream ‘eye-brow’, brick-red flank-patch and dark blotched chests. Look out if you see them, in car-parks, parkland, along hedgerows or on ploughed fields, as they may be in a mixed flock with the bigger winter thrush, the Fieldfare. Conditions: Cloudy, still and dull few days. Temperature:   Max 9-Min 6C.








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