Rare birds in Blackheath

Female or immature European Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis)
Matt writes

At the weekend my girlfriend spotted a funny-looking bird on Eliot Place, a bit like a robin but all grey apart from an orange tail. Anyway, turns out it was a Black Redstart, and the RSPB reckons there are only 25-73 breeding pairs in the country. Something to look out for, anyway!

Which is a nice find, and ties in very well with Blackheath being awarded Green Flag status!
Photo from wikipedia

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2 responses to “Rare birds in Blackheath

  1. Bob Land

    That is a coincidence, we have a pair of Black Redstarts in the Park, just behind our appartment
    block, we have been watching them for a couple of weeks now. They are indeed quite rare birds.

    Bob Land
    Ex – Blackheath
    Venray
    The Netherlands

  2. Amazing creation of God.

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