Thursday, 11 December 2014
EASTERN BLACK REDSTART - FIRST FOR YORKSHIRE
Monday 1st December a Redstart at Scalby, North Yorkshire was reidentified as a Male Eastern Black Redstart. Not a full species yet but well worth the short trip down as it was a very smart bird with bright red underparts contrasting with a black throat. A few years back their was an Eastern Black Redstart on Holy Island which I was offered a lift to but I decided to go and see a local female Smew instead but so after that stupid decision I was happy to get this one back.
Below is a proper photo of the bird taken by Josh Jones