Redwing

Today has been a grey day in more ways than one. But I was pleased to spot a Redwing in the Viburnum just over the fence. With the naked eye I wasn’t sure what it was, it looked Thrush shaped (all I could see was the silhouette) but slightly smaller and not quite like a Blackbird. With my binoculars I could see it was a Redwing. Often they seem to be high in trees or well hidden so, when I went out with my camera, I was quite pleased to get a few photos of one.

When I worked at Salts Mill and used to walk through Roberts Park to and from and often at lunchtime I used to see a few Redwing in the Winter. I have only seen them a few times in our garden.

If you click on an image below you can see it larger in the gallery.

I need to look out of the window when it is a bit brighter to see if I can get any better shots or of more than one of them. They come over for Winter from Europe in their thousands so there should be plenty around.

Edit: Here are some more photos of birds in the same Viburnum tree. This time there was a bit more light and I think it has made a big difference.

Blackbirds were also feeding on the berries.

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