Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) Words & picture by Matt Sewell.
Definitely one of the most dashingly handsome of the garden visitors, he can easily give his cousin the Robin a run for his money. They are very much cut from the same cloth, but the Redstart ain’t half as bossy or nosey as the Robin. He just darts about singing with his lady-friend, flicking his beautiful orange tail. And what a lady she is, my word, by far the prettiest of all the female little birds. Spending any amount of time gazing upon this fair maiden is worth its weight in gold.
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Matt’s forthcoming book ‘Our Garden Birds’ is now available for pre-order (signed and includes a free new set of bird badges)
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