Morley's Final Catalogue: Alleged to have been 'generally distributed but not common. Very abundant at Playford': ante 1890. No later record is known till 1936, when Col. Hawley found the species in his Sibton garden.
Recent Suffolk Status: Resident and immigrant. Since the turn of the century this species has been arriving as a migrant in increasing numbers. It is now resident chiefly in the Sandlings and the Breck. Populations fluctuate, with good numbers seen at a site followed by periods of abscence.
Life history: Single-brooded.
Identification: Unmistakable with black wings and red collar.
Habitat: Woodland, particularly coniferous.
Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1936. Last Recorded in 2023. Additional Stats