Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bad weather in England ...

... brings the Redwings in from the fields.

I didn't get to see a Redwing (Turdus iliacus) when I was visiting in June, but they are in my friend's backyard now.  We've all been hearing about the weather that is closing down Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and other airports around Europe, causing holiday havoc.  Found in England in winter and then typically in the fields, the Redwings have had to seek shelter and food in backyards with feeders.  A bird I've always wanted to see.  My friend, Cliff, sent me this photo of a Redwing in his backyard.

Merry Christmas.   

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