Redwings on the move

20 September 2017

The first redwing was seen searching for rowan berries on the trees around the football pitch, unfortunately there were very few to be had. It has not been a good year for the flowers therefor no berries in many places.

Migrating thrushes rely on fruit as they travel south across Britain. Hawthorn on uncut hedges; Holly, which needs male and female plants to produce berries; Berberis kinds, especially ‘Darwinii’, usually unfortunately trimmed to destruction instead of being allowed to grow into a small tree; Rose hips, Dog Rose, Rugosa, particularly “Hansa” and R.Moyesii a 5′ high easy to maintain shrub.