|Male Redstart with Large Red Damselfly|
I couldn't resist having another go with these fantastic Redstarts. I needed some better pictures of the male bird and I was in position and taking photos before 7 this morning.
The weather was great although by about 9:30 it was very hot in my old Daihatsu which I was using as a hide, even with all the windows open.
By then the light was getting a bit harsh so I called it a day at about 10 a.m. Job done!
Saying that I would rather have had the bird perching on a more tasteful perch but this is as it was with this old fence support hanging just above the nest hole so I went with it and thought therefore it must be natural... if they chose it!
Oddly enough the female bird always used the foxglove stem on her way to the nest but the male never did.
There was also another male bird hanging around and making unwelcome advances on the female whenever our male was away foraging!