Friday, 18 September 2020

Sutton Park - Redstart

It seemed like a good idea but Dave Chapman and I picked the wrong day to have another go for the Red-backed Shrike! An overnight clear-out seemed to have included it sadly, despite walking extensively around the hotspots with one or two others on site as well!

The only consolation was an obliging female Common Redstart, catching what few flies were around and favouring the same area as the Shrike so we spent a few minutes there!

Generally using the lower branches to wait for prey...

And giving a flash of that bright red tail:

Another fly bit the dust!

Just one opportunity for a totally uncluttered background on a more distant branch!

Job done...