Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
Redwing (Turdus iliacus). Taken at Farmoor, Oxon., on December 11th 2016.
Taken at Farmoor, Oxon., on December 11th 2016.
(1/1250th sec at f13. Click image for larger version)

© David Hastings


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.
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 Red list. About 685000 birds spend the winter in Britain.


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+)

03-Dec-2014:University Parks, Oxford, Oxon(6)
29-Nov-2014:Otmoor, Oxon(50+)
22-Nov-2014:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon(30+)
01-Nov-2014:Otmoor, Oxon(8)
16-Feb-2014:Otmoor, Oxon(6)
02-Feb-2014:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon(8+)
01-Feb-2014:Garden, Abingdon, Oxon(6)
25-Jan-2014:Garden, Abingdon, Oxon(8)
22-Jan-2014:Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon(2)
19-Jan-2014:Otmoor, Oxon
18-Jan-2014:Garden, Abingdon, Oxon(12+)
12-Jan-2014:Radley Lakes, Oxon(6)
05-Jan-2014:Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon(6)
05-Jan-2014:Radley Lakes, Oxon(1)
02-Jan-2014:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon(1)

27-Dec-2013:Otmoor, Oxon(c10)
26-Dec-2013:Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon
30-Nov-2013:Otmoor, Oxon(50+)
23-Nov-2013:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon(15+)
29-Mar-2013:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
14-Mar-2013:Marston Meadows, Oxon(c12)
03-Mar-2013:Cothill Fen, Oxon(35+)
27-Feb-2013:Redbridge, Oxon(1)
02-Feb-2013:Otmoor, Oxon(20+)
20-Jan-2013:Garden, Abingdon, Oxon(2)
17-Jan-2013:Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon(2)
12-Jan-2013:Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon(c.10)