Redstarts showing well at yarner

A late run out to hunt for Cuckoo's at Emsworthy gave very little to report despite having one in my sights on Sunday.  Due to blustery conditions we went onto Yarner entering from Trendelbere. En route several Meadow Pipits were observed along with Chaffinches, Stonechats and the usual woodland species expected. The highlight was the Redstarts showing well and a pair of males fighting over territory. As we were leaving we spotted Tree Pipit and heard 

Redstart male Yarner Cuckoo Emsworthy
Redstart male Yarner                                             Cuckoo Emsworthy

Posted April 27th, 2017 at 8:57 pm by John Wilkes in General Birding