Thursday, September 11, 2014

Redstart


Thursday's Guardian Country Diary is a piece about an encounter with this redstart, along the former railway line between Romaldkirk and Mickleton in Teesdale.

I've had brief glimpses of redstarts along this footpath on several occasions over the summer but this was the first really clear view.





This individual, a juvenile I think, led me a merry dance by almost allowing me within camera ranging then flitting to the next fence post.


Lovely little bird, though. 

















It's probably on its way to North Africa by now.



4 comments:

  1. I love that 'catch me if you can' pose in the first photo.

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    1. They're perky, restless little birds!

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  2. What a pretty little thing.

    I have been watching Eagles and Ravens, in Argyllshire. I missed the Sea Eagle, unfortunately.

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    1. I'm seriously jealous! I occasionally see ravens around here but have never seen a golden or sea eagle

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