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Unfortunately none of the three males I saw today offered a decent pose at a lower level so below is an unpublished image I took in June last year which shows off his gorgeous colours.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

12 comments:

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

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  2. Great stuff, great pictures! Gr. John

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

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

    All the best Jan

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

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

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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