Redwing

19th March 2012, Monday

During the heavy rain on Saturday night I was at Fairlight at 23.15 and could hear a good movement of Redwing  overhead. The surprise to me was that it was pouring down and had been most of the evening. I always thought that birds would not migrate during heavy rain with no moon or stars visible. On Sunday morning there were certainly more Redwing in the lanes around Icklesham with separate flocks of 120, 80 and 60 present.