09 February 2012

Black Redstart at BP Baglan

male Black Redstart
A quick sortie around Baglan Bay this morning was rewarded with this very fine Black Redstart. I've seen about 7 female types over the last few years so I've been hoping, waiting expectantly, for a male bird for a while. It was worth the wait although the video grab doesn't do the bird justice the video below should be better? Otherwise around the bay Great Crested Grebes up to 96, with 33 off Aberavon and 63 off Crymlyn. 2 Red-throated Divers also showing distantly but 2 Harbour Porpoise were not far from shore just after the high tide around 08:00. A very brief stop at the Neath Abbey roundabout on the way back was rewarded with a decent number of Greylag Geese totalling 14.

Black Redstart video

1 comment:

xleah couchx said...

i thought id seen some black redstats there i have got a pic i took last year but couldnt really tell!