Sunday, 7 June 2015

Redstarts on Bodmin Moor_ 7th June 2015

Male redstart

I've been watching this pair of redstarts nesting in an old stone wall on Bodmin Moor and this morning I used my hide to get some photos of both birds carrying food to the nest.

Whilst it looks like an introduced perch they had actually chosen a nest hole directly beside a small gorse bush with a sprig of gorse hanging directly above the nest... planning or not?

Male redstart

Male redstart

Female redstart


Anonymous said...

Amazing site, we also saw these on Bodmin moor. didn't think they were in Cornwall, rare find for me.