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Observed: 22nd April 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in Birds
Redwing (3)
Redwing (3) 1
Redwing (3) 1 2

Early morning taken through kitchen window so apologies for murky picture,this is the closest I can get to an ID but thought they were winter visitors.

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Just a thought

Why is it still here,as I thought these were winter visitor's too.


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On its way

Yes...winter visitors, for the most part. A very few breed in the north, but mainly they winter or pass through. It is not unusual for a few to hang on into May, and, of course, some of those that winter in Spain and France will pass through as well, in spring, heading for Scandinavia.

This time of year is always interesting, as it is not uncommon to see newly arrived summer visitors and late winterers on the same day. There are still some Waxwing hanging on, for example, while the country is 'swarming' with Hoopoes and Bee Eaters!


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