Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Brixham last week


These pictures, taken last week, of a female Common Redstart were sent to me by a Brixham resident. The pale buffy edges to the tertials and secondaries are not unusual in 1st winter western birds and are normal in more eastern forms. The tips of the greater coverts seem quite richly coloured rufous.











I was a little concerned that the tone and colour of the photos might have been wrong ant that it was just a over-exposed photo of a Black Redsart but all the photos are the same all well balanced on and the camera set on auto, so what you see is pretty much just as the bird looked in reality.