Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Redstart - male after post breeding moult of body feathers

This is clearly a male Redstart, photographed this morning at Clough Wood and looks like an adult which has completed the post breeding moult of its body feathers. The pale fringes to the head and breast will wear over the winter in Africa to reveal the bird in full breeding plumage next Spring. 
Redstart - adult male

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