Caught by the River

Matt's Bird of the Week – Redwing

Matt Sewell | 12th November 2011

Redwing (Turdus Iliacus). Words & picture by Matt Sewell.

Looking like a thrush that mistook a can of red spray-paint for his deodorant and headed out for the day.
It is now the perfect time of year to spot bands of Redwings. As they have now made their long journey over from northern Europe to take part in daring daylight raids on holly bushes in towns, hedges and gardens. Maybe its the holly berries that gives him the healthy glow.

Matt Sewell bird badges are now on sale in the Caught by the River shop.

Click here to see previous birds of the week.