British Wildlife 17.2 December 2005

Through a naturalist’s eyes

"Only a few days elapsed between hearing my last Chiffchaff of the year and seeing my first Redwing. Was I witnessing winter birds arriving hard on the heels of our departing winter visitors? This would make a neat story, but there is a possibility that both birds had nested in Scandinavian forests and become refugees from the boreal winter. If so, would they stay in Britain or head farther south?"

The Farmland Bird Database Telling the trees from the wood in Killarney
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