WHERE TO WATCH?
The Wryneck can be seen in spring – usually in May – but they are best looked for on autumn passage in August and September, particularly on the south and east coast, concentrated around migration hotspots. A few passage birds make it inland and may even turn up in gardens across the country. The species breeds from Scandinavia south to North Africa and across the whole sweep of Asia as far east as northern Japan. European birds winter in sub-saharan Africa and Asiatic birds in southern Asia.