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Common Name Redwing
Scientific Name Turdus iliacus
Interest Level
Related Species Thrushes
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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.

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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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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
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?

28/10/2017 - 22:24 Mark Andrews

Peregrine, Redpoll, several Redwing and Crossbill also on #pwc2017 this am; controlled burning still smoking, this…

28/10/2017 - 09:19 Debby Saunders

Early morning #birdmigration through the garden 2 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 2 Songthrush, 4 Brambling, 4 Siskin, 3 Redpoll (2 on the feeders)

27/10/2017 - 08:50 Olly Frampton

Verne Common so far today: 1 Hawfinch NW, good numbers of Redwing moving through plus singles of Redpoll, Siskin &…

26/10/2017 - 16:31 James Phillips

Coombefield Q - Craft Centre PM packed with birds 1 YBW, 1 Ouzel, 140+ Song thrush, 40 Redwing, 1f Bullfinch, 6 Firecrest @PortlandBirdObs

26/10/2017 - 14:10 RSPB Arne

Brambling obvious highlight today but also Stilt Sandpiper still, Little Stint, 100s Redwing, Hen Harrier, Marsh Ti…

26/10/2017 - 08:47 Martin Adlam

A bit of a winter thrush fest going on here over Wakeham with dozens of Redwing, Song Thrushes and Blackbirds everywhere @PortlandBirdObs

25/10/2017 - 17:34 Debby Saunders

Today inthe garden Y-b Warbler, Firecrest, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Redwing, G S 'pecker, 3 Brambling, and 11 Siskin & 2 Hawfinch over

24/10/2017 - 09:05 Mark Andrews

Lots of Redwings calling in the dark during this morning's dogwalk; appears to have been an arrival, as a few from office carpark as well

22/10/2017 - 12:04 Martin Adlam

East Weare - AM :- 4 Stonechat 2 Redwing 3 Blackcap 8 Chiffchaff 1 Yellow-browed Warbler 5 Goldcrest 1 Firecrest 8 Siskin @PortlandBirdObs

19/10/2017 - 12:24 Steve Groves

Not working/birding today but still managed 1st few Redwing of the autumn on patch over my garden just now.

19/10/2017 - 11:41 Martin Adlam

Autum is here. 2 Redwing in the back garden @PortlandBirdObs

18/10/2017 - 09:06 Ian Ballam

Quiet hour vis-migging at LBV, 2 Redwing and a few finches. Beardies, Cettis and Chiffs in reeds @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

17/10/2017 - 08:55 Marcus Lawson

Single Hawfinch just flew north over the garden - Woohoo! Also a few Siskin, Linnet, Chaffinch, Redwing & alba Wagtail @harbourbirds

13/10/2017 - 21:53 James Gale

First Redwing of the autumn over this evening. 11 days later than last year.

11/10/2017 - 22:34 Peter Robertson

My first #redwings of the #Autumn today @RSPBArne, with swallows swooping past at the same time #changingtheguard

09/10/2017 - 12:19 Birds Poole Harbour

The first 6 Redwing of the autumn flew over our house just north of Poole Harbour this AM @DorsetBirdClub @trektellen

09/10/2017 - 11:26 RSPB Arne

REDWING ALERT! Our firsts of the Autumn flew over the farm this morning. #autumn #migration

07/03/2017 - 09:45 Jol Mitchell Displaying Lapwings and singing Reed Bunting the highlights of Sunnyside Farm; still a few Redwings around
02/02/2017 - 15:30 Ian Ballam Plenty of Redwing also using the fields at Upton CP
22/01/2017 - 21:15 Ian Ballam A bit obscured but a reasonably close #LytchettFields Redwing
17/01/2017 - 23:30 Hamish Murray

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