ABSTRACT On the weekend of 9th–­10th October 2004, an unprecedented movement of Redwings Turdus iliacus was witnessed in northwest England. The birds were heading in the unusual direction of east and north instead of the more expected south and west. A search of internet websites enabled this movement to be set in both a national and an international context, and flight-lines and origins of the


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