Saturday, 1 January 2011

Black Redstart.

Report and Photograph. Mark Whittaker. 1st January 2011
A very Happy New Year to you
Manoa valley today produced a very pretty Firecrest along with around 20 Meadow Pipits and all the common ticks including Dipper and Grey Wagtail.
St.Andrews had 2 Shoveler Duck (m & f) with no sign of the Female Goosander.
Did have a look in Snowlands but very quiet indeed.
Par Beach Pool still had the Female Goldeneye showing at the back right along with Tufted and a few Teal. Didn't see the Bittern but had been seen in the morning.
I met Bob and Lesley Mitchell at St.Andrews Pool who said there was a Black Restart on the beach at Par near the river mouth which I saw and have added the photo for you.
We did manage to catch up with the Black Redstart after your tip off.
The bird is showing really well around the Western River. Thanks.


  1. Happy New Year Mark ! Good start for you. I managed to see 'your' Blk.Redstart at least !

  2. Stunning Black Redstart,nice one Mark.


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