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Common Name Redwing
Scientific Name Turdus iliacus
Status Occasional
Interest Level
Related Species Thrushes
Flower Visible
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
Look for A song thrush-like bird with distinctive eye stripe and reddish flanks
Habitat Reference

A winter visitor from northern and eastern Europe; often in very large numbers


Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

This chart shows the number of records per site for this species. Hover over any column to see the site and the number of records:

This chart shows the number of records per month for this species where there are records (see note below):

The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

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Redwing on a grey damp morning - taken from the roadside on my way into work

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17/01/2017 - 23:30
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A bit obscured but a reasonably close #LytchettFields Redwing
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22/01/2017 - 21:15
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Plenty of Redwing also using the fields at Upton CP
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02/02/2017 - 15:30
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Redwing today at Lamberts Castle Hill Dorset. @NatureUK @NatureofDorset

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28/11/2017 - 16:54
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Cold weather brought us 14 Blackbirds on the apples and this Redwing

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29/11/2017 - 17:01
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08/12/2017 - 18:40
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Redwing, Longham Lakes

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04/01/2018 - 20:35
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
19/01/2018 - 17:38 Frank Gardener

Lovely sunny day and most things at Upton in the flippin' shade. Lots of Redwing, some Mippits, Wagtails, a Buzzard…

18/01/2018 - 13:14 Ian Ballam

Lots of Redwing in the cow fields of Upton Country park this morning, well over 100 all told @harbourbirds…

12/01/2018 - 20:40 Retweet

RT @03jan18: 25 redwing today in garden in Lilliput. @harbourbirds

04/01/2018 - 20:35 Ian Ballam

Redwing, Longham Lakes

04/01/2018 - 16:38 Nicky Hoar

Large flock of redwings and fieldfares on Poor Common Corfe Mullen near junction of Rushall Lane and the Bridleway…

28/12/2017 - 10:33 Jol Mitchell

Return of the Redwings at Sunnyside Farm, also a Chiffchaff. Still no Stonechats, no idea where they've gone!

21/12/2017 - 09:23 Nicky Hoar

Very mobile flock of redwings in the fields off Beacon Hill Lane below the @DorsetWildlife Urban Wildlife Centre in Corfe Mullen #tgh

19/12/2017 - 12:29 Nicky Hoar

Peaceful Happy Bottom @DorsetWildlife nature reserve today. Stock dove singing and plenty of redwing about #tgh

18/12/2017 - 10:37 Jol Mitchell

Still good numbers of Redwings at Sunnyside Farm but haven't seen Stonechat there for weeks - not sure where they'v…

17/12/2017 - 14:34 Richard Charmouth

Super 750+ mixed flock of Fieldfares and Redwings on B3163 Beaminster Rd

16/12/2017 - 10:25 Jol Mitchell

Fieldfare numbers down at Sunnyside but still lots of Redwings on the fields; also a Chiffchaff calling from the tramway @harbourbirds

15/12/2017 - 14:54 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle woods 15:00 - 1 Firecrest and 2 Redwings again. @PortlandBirdObs

14/12/2017 - 11:25 Martin Adlam

Pennsylvania Castle woods 11:24am - 1 Firecrest and 2 Redwings @PortlandBirdObs

13/12/2017 - 16:18 Ian Ballam

Fieldfare with Redwing below #LytchettFields

11/12/2017 - 17:27 Debby Saunders

@PortlandBirdObs 3 Redwing this afternoon from Avalanche Road near the Hump

08/12/2017 - 18:40 Tony Furnell

Redwing at Holton Lee @LHoltonLee @harbourbirds @wildnature @Dorsetmag @DorsetWildlife @LivabilityUK

01/12/2017 - 19:46 Retweet

RT @tallbloke354: Visit RSPB Arne for great views of visiting Redwing & Fieldfare feasting on the winter berries! @RSPBArne @RSPBHamWall ht…

29/11/2017 - 19:22 Tony Furnell

Redwing at Holton Lee @LHoltonLee @harbourbirds @wildnature @Dorsetmag @DorsetWildlife @wildnature @Dorsetecho

29/11/2017 - 17:01 Debby Saunders

Cold weather brought us 14 Blackbirds on the apples and this Redwing

29/11/2017 - 09:29 Richard Charmouth

Charmouth: GREEN WOODY again this morning + 3 REDWING. Also report by neighbour of KINGFISHER near footbridge, yesterday morning.

28/11/2017 - 16:54 Pam Parsons

Redwing today at Lamberts Castle Hill Dorset. @NatureUK @NatureofDorset

28/11/2017 - 16:43 Dominic Couzens

The North Wind shall blow, and you will have...Redwings. We do here in Poole, anyway. Interesting to think that las…

26/11/2017 - 16:43 Nicky Hoar

Redwings in the garden eating holly berries Corfe Mullen #tgh

25/11/2017 - 13:53 Tom Carley

The Otters, a Firecrest & plenty of winter thrushes were the highlights of a frosty morning @ Stour V LNR…

24/11/2017 - 16:57 Martin Wood

@DominicCouzens @RetroGamer_Daz @DorsetBirdClub Great views of 2 Water Rail at Longham South Lake. 8 Redwing, 3 Fie…

24/11/2017 - 14:06 Richard Charmouth

Symondsbury Churchyard, Dorset: 2 Firecrests, female Blackcap and 20+ Redwings, the latter feeding mainly on Holly…

22/11/2017 - 14:47 Nicky Hoar

Good to see a flock of redwings on @ARC_Bytes Ferndown Common today while working with The Great Heath volunteers #tgh

22/11/2017 - 11:51 Ian Ballam

Redwings and Fieldfares taking shelter in trees around #LytchettFields this lunchtime @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

18/11/2017 - 10:43 Tom Carley

2 Brambling the best of 41 sp at Stour V LNR this morning. Lots of winter thrushes with Fieldfare 40+ to Redwing 15…

18/11/2017 - 07:49 Debby Saunders

10 Redwing, Fieldfare and Brambling at Portland Castle early

17/11/2017 - 22:26 Mark Andrews

Lots of Redwings calling at the 'mo, also a few Fieldfare. It's a bit nippy out there!

15/11/2017 - 12:50 Paul Dibden

No Hawfinches in Leigh today , nice to see some Redwings and wagtails though

14/11/2017 - 20:36 Ian Ballam

After half an hour of checking the Yews Rich finally spotted a Hawfinch in a large tree opposite the church, Lytche…

14/11/2017 - 09:35 Richard Charmouth

Charmouth vismig: 6 Chaff, 2 Greenfinch, 4 S.Thrush, 1 M.Thrush, 1 Redwing, 37 Starling, 1 Reed B, 10 Woodys. Very slow #Nevergotgoing

13/11/2017 - 23:46 Richard Charmouth

Charmouth: vismig 182 chaffs, 11 Redpoll, 8 Starling, 5 jackdaw, 5 Mipit, 4 Goldies, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Redwing, 2 L. Egret ....cont'd

13/11/2017 - 16:04 Debby Saunders

Today in the garden 2 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Firecrest, 2 Goldcrest, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 5 Long-tailed Tits Probably wintering birds?

13/11/2017 - 09:52 Durlston Ranger

A glorious winter morning, with Redwing, Redpoll, Siskin and Brambling passing overhead through clear blue skies

13/11/2017 - 09:30 Debby Saunders

10 Redwing north over Ferrybridge this morning

12/11/2017 - 20:35 Tom Brereton

West Bay migration 18 species. Yellowhammer, 2 Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 13 Redwing, 13 Brambling, 2 Redpoll, 4…

12/11/2017 - 08:50 Nick Urch

Powerstock Churchyard: no Hawfinch but 6 Mistle Thrushes, lots of Redwings, Marsh Tit, Greenfinch and Bullfinch

10/11/2017 - 23:49 Joe Stockwell

Loads of Redwing over Dorchester this evening, at least 5 a minute whilst waiting for our train!

10/11/2017 - 20:42 Tom Brereton

West Bay migration 15 species: including 4 Brambling, Siskin, 9 Redwing, 60 Wood Pigeon, 6 Skylark, 48 Starling, 15…

04/11/2017 - 13:07 Joe Stockwell

Nocturnal recording at PBO last night a total washout. 100+ Redwing, 12 Song Thrush and a plethora of little owl calls, all spoiled... 🌧🌧🌧

04/11/2017 - 10:41 James Phillips

08:30hrs-0945hrs High Angle Battery 70 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 10 Song thrush, 2 Brambling 2 Reed Bunting, Firecrest, 8 LTT @PortlandBirdObs

03/11/2017 - 23:38 Martin Wood

@harbourbirds @Bournemouthecho I heard ten Redwing call at 2200hrs going over my garden tonight.

03/11/2017 - 22:38 Birds Poole Harbour

Large thrush passage going on overhead tonight in he murk. Head outside and listen for Redwing, Blackbird and Song Thrush @Bournemouthecho

03/11/2017 - 12:41 Retweet

RT @PBOprof: A few nice autumn migrants ringed at PBO, incl.this YBWarbler,Brambling Redwing,GSWoodpecker&Goldcrest. Firecrests still prese…

02/11/2017 - 16:47 Fabian Harrison

Superb evening yesterday lamping with @harbourbirds on @RSPBArne Moors, saw 1 Woodcock, many Snipe and ringed Redwi…

02/11/2017 - 10:54 Richard Charmouth

Charmouth: A few Redwing about. 1s & 2s of Chaffinch moving through. A female type Blackcap. In the gloom early thi…

31/10/2017 - 20:32 Richard Charmouth

Charmouth 6.30-9.00: vismig today: Best 80 Jackdaw, 46 Chaffinch, only 42 Woodpigeon, 10 Redwing and another Swallow. Beginning of the end?