This Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) chick took a breather on our garden furniture, much to the dismay of Mother who was chirping away and giving child a hurry-along.
Not surprising, considering the number of predators we have lurking around here….
Not up to Mr Lincoln’s standard, perhaps, but I’m still quite pleased with the result
Old English: steort = tail
That’s a fine bird shot indeed!
But why do they call them red*start* when they are red at the *end*?