I have observed 8 Redwings over the last 5 days on our allotments in North London. They have persisted despite being harrassed by the local magpies. Will they disappear in the Spring?
Make the most of them, because in early Spring they'll be heading back to the north. They mostly spend the summer in Scandinavia (though some are apparently resident in northern Scotland). The cold weather drives them south.
An interesting hobby - if they are anything like regular visitors - is to note the first and last dates you see them each year. Scientists use this phenological data from lots of amateurs to build up a picture of changing patterns of behaviour in both plants and animals.
Good point about phenology Roger - if you are interested in starting a phenological (not sure if that's a word!) record, then the Natures Calendar website http://www.naturescalendar.org.uk/by the Woodland Trust is a great thing to get involved with.
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber
... this link is not working for me :-(
OK second attempt
Hope it works this time!
... I haven't got onto the site yet but that says more about my connection â€“ the link is fine.