Thursday, 20 November 2014

Black Redstart!

Number 93 on our species list, a cracking male Black Redstart! We've said for a long time it's a bird that we could well get here, sitting on top of the barn roof where the Wagtails, Sparrows and Doves often sit. Today was the day! At about 2pm, just when I was about to leave for a delivery, Allan asked 'what's that?', just as it flitted off the roof to catch an insect then dart back to where it was. Robin shape, but not Robin behaviour, so I called Black Redstart! By this point, Allan had already come to the same conclusion so we both went running back in to the shop to get our cameras. Fortunately for us, the bird stayed for over an hour and proved to be incredibly obliging, allowing both of us to get some (what we think are) good shots.

Black Redstart at Feathers, Salehurst, East Sussex

Black Redstart at Feathers, Salehurst, East Sussex

Black Redstart at Feathers, Salehurst, East Sussex

Black Redstart at Feathers, Salehurst, East Sussex

Black Redstart at Feathers, Salehurst, East Sussex

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