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redwing fact sheet
- Smallest thrush in the UK
- Distinctive creamy-white eye-stripe
- Conspicuous reddish flanks and underwing
- High-pitched call “see-ip” often heard from migrating flocks flying overhead at night - click on the recording below to listen to them:
Widespread in open country and hedgerows; visits gardens in hard weather.
Often found with fieldfares.
A scarce breeder in northern Scotland.
When to look for
Did you know?
- Redwings nest in shrubs or on the ground, laying four to six eggs in a neat nest
- Redwings are a classic night-time migrant - listen out on dark clear autumn and early winter nights, particularly in the east of the country, and you are likely to hear the thin 'tseep' of migrating redwing overhead
- They eat worms and berries, and are known to be picky feeders