A return visit this morning in the hope of seeing the Common Redstart and I was in luck today! I had to wait for my return walk along the track before I spotted rthe bird, it was very flighty so I kept a good distance away from it but had good views through my bins! What a delightful and smart bird he was too! I lingered for a good 30 minutes or more in the hope of a decent photograph but it seemed as soon as I positioned my camera it fled in to the thickest part of the trees and re-appeared five minutes later. However to have such good views of the Redstart was more than enough for me. I added Chiffchaff, Robin and Raven to the list for this area and a Green Woodpecker was heard only. There were plenty of Skippers (species), Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers on the Ragwort and a single Comma bathed on the track in the warm sunshine this morning!
A record shot of a bird I was delighted to see!