Posted: 31/12/2014 at 14:21
nutcutlet - redwings have a rusty red patch under their wings that can be seen in flight but is also visible at rest just in front of closed wings
do you all know about the British Trust for Ornithology (www.bto.org) - they do a permanent bird count throughout the year. You can still do the RSPB one too but the other gives a good chance to count regularly. To do this one it costs £17 a year to help pay for the research but it is very interesting, I found I had more species in my garden than I realised because you do the counts at the same time each day or week or whatever you choose and for the same duration. I do mine 3x a week whilst eating my lunch so very relaxing!