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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Black Redstart at Clifton Waste Site

As you will know dear reader, Newton Marsh is a regular venue for me, well yesterday Friday 3 February (where's the year gone, what happened to January?) I drove down the access road to the United Utilities site at the end of the road. Simple reason for this post, I came across a Black Redstart hopping along the fenceposts and down onto the adjacent embankment – spooked by traffic it didn't stay in one place for long and was always too far off... anyhooo so you know I didn't make it up, here are a couple of record images to illustrate the fact (and annoyingly the sun was out... annoying in that I couldn't get a 'good' photo, then again any photo of a Black Redstart is a good one for me). Not great images but sufficient proof I hope. I should also mention the fact that the site was the venue for a local Car Rally on Friday and Saturday, so I am not hopeful it will remain for any length of time but you never know ... however I'll be back so watch this space.







5 comments:

Stephen Dunstan said...

Nice one Geoff.

Stephen

Geoff Gradwell said...

Thanks Stephen, (I wish I had a pound in the bank for everytime I've been up and down there!) let's hope it sticks around or a while... and welcome.

Paul Foster said...

Great bird and a great find Geoff!

Geoff Gradwell said...

Thanks Paul, hope it is still around, fingers crossed.

Brian Rafferty said...

Geoff. Great find on your patch.....reward for all the time you put in at Newton Marsh.