Monday, 8 September 2014

Black Redstart ....... seaside stopover

A bit of a rarity, the Black Redstart is generally a passage migrant although limited breeding does take place in the UK. 

Often found in coastal areas on passage they favour Industrial habitats and old buildings for nesting. 

As you can see by the shadow cast on the seawall this image was taken late afternoon in winter, the light quality was superb and certainly does justice to this fine looking subject, lovely.


  1. A nice little find, it's ages since I have seen one

  2. Thanks Douglas, a great little find as you say, I think its a female but can't be sure.