It is always a thrill and a joy to find something a little unusual in the garden. Yesterday I noticed a small flock of Redwing.
By the time I found my camera there was only one left, but then a second Redwing returned. When I first noticed these birds, they were sitting with a pair of Blackbirds in the Acer outside my window.
I have rarely seen Redwing: I don't think I saw any when we lived in Wales, and indeed they are listed in the Red conservation category on the RSPB site.
Redwing are very distinctive with their flushed feathers and speckled chests. We have few berries at the best of times so perhaps they were sourcing worms.
Apparently they are more likely to be seen in suburban and urban areas during snowy spells, and in fact we saw a single Redwing in our garden back in January 2017.