The model airplane area just outside Baldock is a noted area for birds especially on passage and can include Wheatear and Yellow Wagtails. Barry Reed found this stunning Black Redstart in the morning, so I could not resist a trip up there in the afternoon. The light was good, and the bird showed quickly, but at a distance. It liked perching on some traffic cones and with a bit of patience, I managed to get into a good position and waited for it to come closer.
It would dive down from a cone onto the ground to feed, moving from cone to cone. At one stage it flew up to catch insects.
What a fabulous bird!
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