Neo-northerner overjoyed to see Black Redstart 1st time for years

Being based around Newcastle-Upon-Tyne these past ten years it's been about 12 years since last seeing a Black Redstart.  

Just down visiting my ma in Ottery-St-Mary and saw a Black Redstart on a roof in Thorne Farm Way estate next to the new cycle/walking bridge over River Otter.   Overjoyed to see one of these little beauties!   No photo unfortunately, but not really possible to confuse this one with a smoky grey/black plumage and orangy/red undertail area.

 

Posted October 28th, 2015 at 1:20 pm by mark.okeeffe in Bird News