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« on: July 13, 2012, 01:06:15 PM »

Whilst enjoying the rare appearance of the sun yesterday with a day detecting near Ludlow during tea break I noticed this bird ( the one in the centre of the picture, Not the sparrow at the top or feeding swallows below and behind ). It has a striking red belly and underbelly especially in flight. Lovely when flying and hung around for 10 mins before disappearing. Any chance of an ID please.


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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 01:12:32 PM »

Could be a male Redstart.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 01:14:26 PM »

could be a redstart paul !
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 01:15:06 PM »

i agree with mrs steptoe
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 01:21:39 PM »

Thankyou twitchers looks about right.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 01:25:21 PM »

Really looks like a flycatcher but I ain't seen one like that before, maybe foreign ?

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 03:04:46 PM »

Definatley a Redstart.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 04:12:55 PM »

More to the point,  that is NOT a sparrow.  Come on twitchers, what is it.?

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waltonbasinman
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 04:15:26 PM »

Sorry Val what is it. I thought it was a Hedge sparrow.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 04:22:31 PM »

Well, lets see if it starts a debate.  I think it's a Meadow Pipet.  About the same size as a Redstart.

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 04:59:27 PM »

its definatly not an albatross Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012, 09:12:00 PM »

100% male redstart Smiley
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