2010/06/26

Rödstjärt - phoenicurus phoenicurus - Common Redstart

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Rödstjärt, hona - phoenicurus phoenicurus - Common Redstart, female 

ung hane enl boken - young male according to my book

Ser ut som en unge - looks like a young
NF Photo 10624 at Duveholmsbadet

Sometimes it is hard to determine the age of a bird. According to the images in my book this male should be in it´s first winterplumage. I don´t know if they start breeding their first season. The male should be black on the throat.  But it could be an ad male that lost some of its breeding plumage I guess.
Last year I only managed to get one photo of a female Redstart. Now I got myself a family. :)

All Redstarts
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8 comments:

  1. Nice photos of the Redstart and juvies.

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  2. great shots, love the one with the food..always makes for great bird photos!

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  3. Great photos. It's always interesting to get photos of the whole family!

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  4. A lovely collection of redstart photos. Somewhat different from the American Redstarts I know best - didn't realize that they aren't related closely to each other.

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  5. Men ojoj så himla gulliga bilder. men den bilden där den sitter med larven i munnen ..det var ju så underbar :)

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  6. Such nice little friends.

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  7. Very nice shots of the Redstarts NF! I agree with Jill, the photo with the bird and the grub is super!

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