The redwing is the smallest true member of the thrush family here in the UK. They are most common in the winter and can be found roaming about the countryside in hedgerows and fields. These birds hardly ever visit gardens, unless when snow covers the fields during the coldest periods of the year.
They have olive-brown upperparts and pale buff underparts. The belly and breast have dark spotting and above the eye is a bold, creamy-like coloured eyebrow. Under the wings and flanks, both share a reddish colour.
Juvenile redwings display spots on their backs that are a buff colour.
Their diets consist of worms and berries.
A widespread breeding resident and the UK’s largest thrush, this extremely vocal bird has a song which can be heard at a distance of up to two kilometres.