Sunday, March 3, 2013

Black Redstart

Black Redstart (male)

A quick trip to Kent this morning produced great views of Black Redstart. I learned about this site from Paul Mattos who kindly posted on the Surrey Birders site. Thanks Paul! I arrived around 11:00 am (west of Rainham Marshes and north of the Thames) and joined some other birders who were already scanning the beach and industrial buildings. The birds had not been seen yet. Luckily, I spotted the female down behind some pallets and everyone got to see. Not two minutes later the male arrived and we all got great looks at this stunning individual.

Photo by Shaun Harvey
Shaun Harvey kindly forwarded me a crown shot from today. Check out Shaun's site below:

Valley Birding

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