There were a couple of threads at the beginning of 2010 about the appearance of redwings and fieldfares. click here click here
About 6 redwings are back in my garden again today feasting on the berries. That is earlier than last winter so I hope that is not a bad omen of even worse to come. If they run true to form they will strip my 3 pyracantha bushes in a couple of days and move on.
I have taken a couple of photos and if I can remember how to upload them, I will do so later.
We had some about a week ago along with a few Fieldfares and a few dozen blackbirds, did their usual job cleaning up the windfall apples and left. Birdlife around the house now confined to an enormous squabbling mob of tits emptying the feeders as fast as they can, mainly blue but with some great and coal as well. Keeping the floor area clean underneath are some finches robins and dunnocks. We've also got some long tailed tits around but they don't visit the feeders.