Over a million redwings overwinter in the UK, migrating from Iceland and Scandinavia. At night their piercing cries can be heard through the night sky as they communicate with one another. Lots of redwings are already being sighted in the Cotswolds and as the weather starts turning colder they will begin to come into gardens, enjoying windfall apples and hawthorn berries. Their rust – red patches on their sides along with a cream eye -stripe make them easily recognisable.
Have you seen any redwings yet this year?
For the full story: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141020-whispers-in-the-night-sky
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Arrivals in the night sky
By mid-October, redwings from Iceland and Scandinavia reach their peak and well over a million birds throng the night skies over the UK