Sunday, 27 March 2011
Black Redstart - Draycote Water
I had no plans for today until a text from RBA alerted me to a Black Redstart near the fishing lodge at Draycote Water. This was too much of a good local bird to miss so away I went. Arriving at the old fishing lodge there were no birders or Black Redstart. I began to despair after half an hour searching and decided to try out the sailing club buildings. Eurika! It was on the roof and it spent time flitting from here to the storage containers, occasionally disappearing from view for long periods. It showed reasonably well, but when on the roof it was well camouflaged against the moss and lichens. Texting the birders who I have numbers for, soon had a small gathering to enjoy and appreciate the bird. Unfortunately, in my hurry to see the bird, I was not well dressed for Draycote, and the coolness persuaded me away after an hours watching.