At the top of our Road there is a large playing field belonging to the College, it's usually got flocks of Starlings, Seagulls walking on the spot or maybe the odd Thrush or Blackbird on it but today we were so excited to see the Redwing back again.
In the past I have seen these very pretty birds on this field but not for many years so it was really lovely to see them back again.
There must have been at least 200 of them feeding and scattered about the field.
I understand from reading about them that they are from the Thrush family.
Smaller than a Thrush but at first glance easily mistaken for one.
I can only think that because of the extreme cold they have travelled south in search of food.
Apparently they are quite delicate and if they are unable to find enough food it is not uncommon for large numbers of them to perish.
So lovely to see so many of them, it's made my day.......