The holly tree in our garden has been a hive of activity recently, alive with birds making the most of the berries and, holding their own among the usual garden gangs, was a flock of redwings – one of our less common visitors.
It has the dubious honour of appearing on the IUCN Red List. Created by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, this list identifies ‘near threatened’ species; their population having declined by more than 30% in the last ten years the redwing is considered to be at risk of extinction in the near future.
On a more cheerful note – this time last year I was lucky enough to spot a few tiny goldcrests ….
…. re-posted for no other reason than I like the photograph! 🙂
‘Tis the season of goodwill so here’s to a little more peace and understanding in this mixed up world ….
(All images are copyright to Noeline Smith)