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Black Redstarts

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

In volo

Black Redstarts are lively. More lively than me this morning. They’re flitting in an elaborate pattern across the scrub in this park …

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

Black Redstart

One of my favourite Black Redstart photographs from this year. Lovely, aren’t they?

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

More Black Redstarts

Are you tired of seeing my photographs of Black Redstarts yet? I’m beginning to feel like one of those 1970s dads with …

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

More Black Redstarts

It’s time for another trip to the nearest waste ground, which counts as the natural world these days, to see the Black …

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

Codirosso Spazzacamino

The Italian name for the Black Redstart is Codirosso Spazzacamino. It means red-tailed chimney sweep. I love their ash-grey plumage. This week …

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

Chimney Sweeps

Here’s a handsome Italian chap: He’s a Codirosso Spazzacamino, a male Black Redstart. What fine plumage he has. Spazzacamino means chimney sweep …

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

Black Redstarts

Black Redstarts are rare in the UK. Here in Parco della Caffarella in Rome they are everywhere. They’re the equivalent of Robins …

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

Black Redstart and blue skies

There’s a Black Redstart in the park here in Italy. I’m at Parco della Caffarella for the afternoon and finding the Black …

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

Black Redstart

I love Black Redstarts; they behave so much like Robins. Both are members of the same family, being Old World Flycatchers. Here’s …