Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
Species
Redwing (Turdus iliacus). Taken at Abingdon, Oxon., on February 1st 2019.
Taken at Abingdon, Oxon., on February 1st 2019.
(1/400th sec at f11. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 19 - 23 cm

The Redwing is the smallest British thrush. Its creamy strip above the eye and orange-red flank patches make it distinctive. The sexes are similar.

Rewings can be found throughout the British Isles from autumn to spring. They breed in Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia.

They spend the winter in parks, fields, and woodland edges.

Flocks roam across the countryside, feeding in fields and hedgerows, rarely visiting gardens, except in the coldest weather when snow covers the fields. Redwings often join up with flocks of Fieldfares.

The Redwing is on the UK Red list. About 685000 birds spend the winter in Britain.

Sightings

01-Dec-2019 : Lower Radley, Oxon (6)
30-Nov-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (50+)
10-Nov-2019 : Lower Radley, Oxon (2)
07-Nov-2019 : Northmoor, Oxon
07-Nov-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (6+)
19-May-2019 : Achnasheen, Highland (h)
23-Feb-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (5)
09-Feb-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
01-Feb-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
23-Jan-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (c.4)
20-Jan-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
20-Jan-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
19-Jan-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
08-Jan-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
02-Jan-2019 : Eynsham, Oxon (2)

22-Dec-2018 : Blewbury Downs, Oxon (25+)
20-Dec-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (50+)
16-Dec-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (6)
09-Dec-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (50+)
30-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (20+)
22-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (20+)
01-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (3)
06-Mar-2018 : Baulking, Oxon (2)
04-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
02-Mar-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
23-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (11)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
04-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (8+)
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (15+)
17-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
07-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)

30-Dec-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4+)
26-Dec-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (12+)
22-Dec-2017 : Abingdon (NE), Oxon (4)
18-Dec-2017 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)
16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (4)
30-Nov-2017 : Barnard Gate, Oxon (10+)
23-Nov-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (10)
16-Nov-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (20+)
13-Nov-2017 : Highmoor, Oxon (30+)
01-Nov-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon
30-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (c30)
19-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
16-Feb-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (10)
04-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
22-Jan-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6+)
20-Jan-2017 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (6+)
05-Jan-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (3)

28-Dec-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
26-Dec-2016 : Rushy Common, Oxon (20+)
24-Dec-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (10+)
22-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (12+)
11-Dec-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (30+)
03-Dec-2016 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (5+)
01-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (8+)
13-Nov-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (20+)
06-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
27-Feb-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
11-Feb-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
16-Jan-2016 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)
09-Jan-2016 : Lower Radley, Oxon (15+)

29-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
14-Dec-2015 : Oxford, Oxon (25+)
09-Dec-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
22-Nov-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
07-Nov-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
05-Mar-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
08-Feb-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
17-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (6+)