Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Singing Redstart.

After a reasonable walk across open heathland this morning I entered a small patch of mixed woodland dominated by a few very old oak trees and listened for the distinctive song of a small migrant thrush recently arrived from Africa. Within a few moments my quarry, a male Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus), was located singing high overhead.
Unfortunately none of the three males I saw today offered a decent pose at a lower level so below is an unpublished image I took in June last year which shows off his gorgeous colours.

Linking to:
Wild Bird Wednesday


  1. This is a new bird to me. Nice looking!

  2. Great stuff, great pictures! Gr. John

  3. That's a beautiful bird. That last shot was just wonderful.

  4. Well that image you took in June last year certainly does show off his gorgeous colours. A great photo ...

    All the best Jan

  5. wow, he does have beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing your pics.

  6. Wonderful encounter! Great shots...older and new!

  7. What wonderful birds they are - been a while since I have seen one.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


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