Thursday, April 23, 2015

A garden Redstart.

I woke up last Sunday morning to find a stunning male Redstart flitting around my garden in the middle of Green Park estate, Skircoat Green. It started off a little distant at first posing on an old brussel sprout stalk.
 
It then moved a little closer on to a recently pruned dogwood bush. In between I heard it singing a couple of times through thick cover.
 
Finally, after fighting with the local House Sparrows, it posed nicely, right beneath my bedroom window before moving off to (hopefully) more suitable habitat.
 
What a way to start the day!

6 comments:

NTBR said...

Great stuff Charlie.
Cracking little bird.

ChrisJB said...

Wow! Tremendous.

Matt Bell said...

Wow. What a bird to find in your garden.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A right start to the day.
or Red start if you like.
Magic.
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Amazing. Nice shots as well what a bird for the garden!

charlie streets said...

Thanks for the comments chaps. It's quite something when I've had more Redstarts in the garden this year than Greenfinches, Chaffinches or any of the thrushes!!!!!