Something like an American Robin

  • In reply to Claym:

    The bottom line to these threads, Claym, is to provide a convincing answer to the poster's question. I don't think any of us have managed to do that for you so I think you are adopting the right spirit in saying 'we'll never know'. It's certainly goes with the birding territory; I've still got a couple that niggle me a bit from many years back!
  • Red on the front, dark on the back, white near the eyes, sounds like a redstart to me. If it is, I am jealous.
  • In reply to Kieron:

    If it was a Redstart, Kieron, it could well be the only occasion one has ever occurred in Britain in mid-winter. I'd certainly be interested to hear is anyone can think of an example.