Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
This is a very rare bird indeed in the UK, with only between 50 & 100 breeding pairs, joined by no more than 500 migrant individuals, so you can imagine my delight and surprise when i saw the flash of that tell-tale red tail.
Luckily, I managed a little video before it flew off, but I'll be looking for it again this week, in case its passing through.
The Black Redstart "Phoenicurus ochruros" is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus "Phoenicurus". Like its relatives, it was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family, but is now known to be an Old World flycatcher.