Sunday, 27 April 2014

Male Common Redstart.

During a recent visit to Thursley Common I spent some time in a small area of deciduous woodland listening to the soft but melancholy, high pitched song of the [Common] Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) high in the overhead canopy. One of the more colourful visitors during April to September that migrates to the UK from Africa to breed.

After a while one male decided to descend nearly to my level and briefly perched before disappearing behind a nearby tree trunk only to reappear a few minutes later and burst into song.

Not the sharpest of images but they will do for now.   FAB.


  1. Lovely birds to see Frank.
    I'm looking forward to my visit soon to Wales, and see some.

  2. That's a cracking bird Frank, well spotted...[;o)

  3. oh hello! cute bird)) I ♥ it, Frank!

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