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!