An Eastern Black Redstart at Mousehole

Went down to Mousehole in West Cornwall yesterday to see if I could find and photograph the Eastern Black Redstart. Took around 30 minutes to find it.

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Super looking bird – it is a sub species of Black Redstart from the Middle East – it has this lovely red breast

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It would sit on the rocks and then fly off into nearby garden – it was also being harassed by a robin who obviously wasn’t so keen on the red breast

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A poor picture but you can see the red breast and the red markings on the under tail

black-redstart_Here is the UK sub species for comparison

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There was also a Grey Wagtail on the beach too

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