Kashmir Tien Shan Redstart… at Scarborough
Found on Saturday by resident and local Scarborough birder Steve Pinder in and around his garden. As most field guides don’t illustrate such new and emerging species as the Eastern Black Redstart (seen what I sneaked in there) he thought it must be a male Common Redstart. Thankfully Long Nab devotee, Nick Addey thought he’d better take a look. BOOM! Britain’s 5th ever Eastern Black Redstart taxon: phoenicuroides.
P.S. Excellent craic with Flambro and Filey birders- Rich and Gaynor, Phil C. and Mark (WBD) Pearson…
It’s a 1cy male with mostly adult type greater coverts on the left wing but more obvious mix of juvenile and adult type greater coverts on the right wing. A bit of video (it looks very smart!)
and I was very grateful to capture some calls as it had bouts of being quite vocal. Want to look at this versus other redstart calls when get chance. Of jump in if you are interested and have comment to make on these calls.