|Field and hedgerow with absolutely zero thrushes|
45 minutes driving through highly suitable habitat in south Notts and Leicestershire, three hours walking around the North Arm of Rutland Water and scanning the surrounding field plus 45 minutes driving back through suitable habitat produced: No Song Thrush. No Mistle Thrush. No Redwing. No Fieldfare. Half a dozen Blackbirds. What is happening here? Supposedly large numbers in the south still so I'm told. Four days into the New Year and I have seen only one Redwing and a few Blackbirds - and I've been birding every day!