Black Redstart & Wheatear at Leckhampton Hill plus Upton-on-Severn

Saturday 28th September 2013
Black Redstart
The Black Redstart was still at the derelict Hill Farm, Leckhampton Hill, in the morning. It was very elusive at first in a cool easterly wind, but showed nicely as the wind dropped and short glimpses of hazy sunshine broke through the cloud. The bird made a couple of excursions towards the car park and was on power lines near my car later. Also a Wheatear at the farm briefly, which soon moved SE and then flew off, plus a charm of 35 Goldfinches.
The Black Redstart shows off its red start
Hill Farm, Leckhampton Hill
In the afternoon I went to Upton-on-Severn, Worcs, with Linda and Tansy (the daughter not the plant). On a pleasant walk along Upton Ham I saw two Kingfishers, also three Common Darters, two Migrant Hawkers, and an Angle Shades moth and Comma Butterfly. Also some Tansy (the plant not the daughter) in flower.
Male Common Darter
Female Migrant Hawker
Angle Shades
Tansy flowers


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