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.