As I said yesterday the Blackbirds are increasing. I counted thirteen on the ground this morning. Later when Bobby went down the garden some of the Blackbirds flew into the tall Leylandii and out flew a Song Thrush which landed on a branch in the Sunshine looking a bit miffed.
As I was photographing the thrush I spied what at first I assumed was another sat high up on a branch. On examining the photo later I am pretty sure it is my first sighting of a Redwing. I am going by the pale lines above and below the eye and a slight reddish colouring under the wing.
If my identification is correct then that is a new visitor to my garden.
Yesterday the ground feeders spent most of the daylight hours stocking up with any available free food...
... and a lone Rook was helping itself to a fat ball.
Although it was only -2C last night the constant low temperatures have frozen the earth so those which normally feed on earthworms and such like are completely reliant on the seed put out for them.
Headley Heath Fieldtrip.
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