Sunday 17 January 2016

Best looking bird in Dorset?

A matter of opinion, obviously, but if there is a better looking bird in Dorset at the moment, I would like to see it. I set out hoping this cracking male Black Redstart would still be at Chesil Cove this morning, and while on arrival only a female was present, by the time I had walked a few hundred yards south under the west cliffs of Portland and back, he was feeding around, and at one point under, my car. I couldn't quite get the bird in shot with the old banger, but no matter.