Redwings are slightly smaller than song thrushes
, have darker brown backs with an obvious cream white eye stripe, and of course a red blotch on their flanks, which gives them their name.
Of these Scandinavian thrushes, the larger fieldfares are comparable in both size and nature with our mistle thrushes but with grey heads and grey rumps, whilst the smaller redwings are about the same size as our song thrushes
Blackbirds and song thrushes
come hot on their heels, probably because the ground is wetter in the morning so worms are more active and the ground is softer.
Last year's survey revealed a continuing decline in starlings and song thrushes
, which have dropped by an alarming 80% and 79% respectively since the Birdwatch began in 1979.
Try to spot the first of the fluffy blackbird fledglings, and keep an eye out for declining species such as house martins and song thrushes
In November 2012, two live song thrushes
(Turdus philomelos) with central nervous system signs were recovered from a die-off of [approximately equal to] 10 birds at a hunting estate in southern Spain.
Resident garden birds such as robins, blackbirds and song thrushes
will be joined in the dawn chorus by recently returned migrants such as curlews, lapwings, willow warblers and chiffchaffs.
Ground-feeding birds, song thrushes
and dunnocks will have found it difficult to feed with no grass to peck and all the worms drowned by the rainwater.
Sightings of baby blackbirds, robins and song thrushes
- all members of the thrush family - were down on last year.
SIGHTINGS of baby blackbirds, robins and song thrushes
plummeted in Wales this year, according to the RSPB's Make Your Nature Count 2012 survey.
The results of the RSPB's annual Make Your Nature Count survey show the number of North East gardens with young song thrushes
this spring was down by 39% compared to last year.
Wildlife experts say the weather appears to have hit the chicks of thrush species such as blackbirds, song thrushes