The Redwing

Redwing (Turdus iliacus) eating Rowan berries in December 2013

The Redwing is one of the most common birds in Icelandic forests and probably the most popular bird in Iceland, – everyone knows the Redwing. Most of them go to UK in the wintertime but many overwinter in Iceland. The Icelandic Redwings are bigger than the European ones and you can also recognize them by their underwings which are redder. There are always some of them in the garden every winter.

Redwing /Turdus iliacus)

Now we have four of them but a lot of them are still in the forests. Their numbers will increase if we get some real winter weather and the forecast predicts colder weather in the coming days.