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Redwing

Observed: 26th December 2012 By: northberwick_petenorthberwick_pete’s reputation in Birdsnorthberwick_pete’s reputation in Birdsnorthberwick_pete’s reputation in Birdsnorthberwick_pete’s reputation in Birds
Redwing
Description:

Feeding on seabuckthorn berries.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Thistle's picture

Rather early?

Isn't it rather early in the winter for the sea buckthorn to be going? I thought it was usually one of the last berries to be eaten. Could be a hungry winter for some birds.

northberwick_pete's picture

They're certainly proving

They're certainly proving popular with the thrushes at Aberlday at the moment.

Ray Turner's picture

Hard

Surveying one of my squares on Boxing Day it was noticeable how bare everything was, about the only thing left were a few rose hips. A potentially hard winter indeed (particularly if/when we lose this mild weather).

Ray

Ray