Monday, 12th October 2020
Winter visitor birds are starting to arrive in the Abingtons. Migrating to the UK from their breeding areas in northern Europe, the recent northerly winds have resulted in large numbers of 'winter visitor' birds arriving in the UK over the last few days.
Both species of 'winter thrush' - Redwing and Fieldfare - were spotted flying over the Old Railway Cutting and Lewis Crescent today, by Andy M. Photos of both species below, were taken from the very useful 'How to Identify' article on the Woodland Trust website (link here).
Last year, the first Redwing were seen on 9th, and the first Fieldfare on 31st October.
If you spot any winter-visitor birds, or indeed any other interesting birds in the parishes, please let Derek T know in the usual way.