Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
Early last month I described my excitement at discovering a female Black Redstart on the coastal shore of my home city.
Although common on the continent, these birds are incredibly rare in the UKk, so imagine my delight today when I found this male in the same spot.
Despite assuming my previous find was probably a late migrant, it's a spot at which I've stopped on each occasion I've passed on my bike, since then...............just in case.
Today it paid off.
So please forgive the repeat posting on the same species.
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.