This year the local hedgerows are laden with berries, and we’ve had a sudden influx of Redwing. These pretty little birds, slightly smaller than a Song Thrush, with a handsome russet red flash under their wings migrate in from Scandinavia and Russia to spend the winter here. Last weekend they were busy feeding in the hedges along with the local Blackbirds.

Redwing, Turdus iliacus, perched in hawthorn hedge, berries, Norfolk, Winter

Blackbird, Turdus merula, male, on hawthorn berries, hedgerow, Norfolk, Winter

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