Sunday, 30 October 2016

Pied Wheatear

The autumn that keeps giving. I was mooching around the seafront at Redcar this morning when we got news that the Pied Wheatear had been re-found. A quick jog along the beach road and the bird was showing superbly on a balcony on the cinema. It spent the morning flycatching from it's favoured perch with the occasional jaunt along the beach.

Pied Wheatear

From here it was down to Skinningrove where the Eastern Black Redstart gave a great show, flitting around on rocks just north of the breakwater. What a stunning bird. A bit dull for photos unfortunately.

Eastern Black Redstart

News that the Siberian Accentor was showing at Newbiggin got me up to Northumberland. A bit more skulky than the Orkney bird, but superb to see closer to home. A bit distant, but you can see what it is!

Siberian Accentor
A rare day!


  1. Looks as though you have had a good day out. Nice shots Rob.