Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Yesterday afternoon - 12th October

 Quick trip up to Soil Hill thinking maybe the Black Redstart is still there - 'but it won't be showing' !!!! Wrong.... showing well at a distance in the rain and wind. It was a nice surprise. It's now into it's fourth week there having been found by AvH on 20th September on a Halifax Scientific Society walk.

These are the best shots I could get today. This bird hardly shows any red/orange on the tail when at rest but this top shot shows different !

Interesting that BS found another Black Redstart briefly, along with a Wheatear at Fly Flatts yesterday. Despite a search by BS and myself this morning we failed to re-find it. We both checked independently the usual spots, rocky areas, stone walls and upland farm buildings. It may well be miles away now but still worth a check up there if the weather improves in the next few days !!


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Cracking Black Redstart photo Dave with the darker background helping to show the red in the tail.
It was very active in the drizzle, as I passed by late afternoon(must have just missed you).

Daniel Branch said...

Good stuff Dave. It’s just got to hold on for another two weeks, so long as I stay in the car with the windows shut.

David Sutcliffe said...

Workmen are now building a wall right next to the manure trailer so let's hope the bird isn't put off by the activity. We'll welcome you back for a Snow Bunting fix !!