In volo

Black Redstarts are lively. More lively than me this morning.

Black Redstart - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They’re flitting in an elaborate pattern across the scrub in this park in Rome. They’re enjoying playing chase into and then around a tree and then back down in the scrub, feeding on invisible (to me) insects as they go.

Black Redstart - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I wonder if this one is from this year’s brood as it has a yellow edged beak.

They set off from the branches at an explosive pace. They’re so fast that it’s all I can do to capture them.

Black Redstart - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Luckily they repeat their pattern, so I position myself with the sun in the best position for a good angle of their flightpath. This is my favourite shot:

Black Redstart - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Just what I wanted.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *