After Colin the Cuckoo's brilliant showing on 26 May, I went back a couple of weeks later hoping for more with better lighting conditions given the forecast for full sun. Arriving around 4pm, I was surprised to find only a very small number of other photographers present. Apparently there was a reason for this, and it wasn't good! Colin had become very erratic in the last few days and so clearly many had decided it wasn't worth trying for him again. I was told that today, since 9am, he had been in once for about 20min at around 3pm.
Very shortly after I arrived, three of the others departed leaving just one other person and myself! After awhile even he departed, so I had the last 45mins of sun on the perch with the place to myself!!
Unfortunately while I was there there was no sign of the star performer. This showy Redstart was however considerable compensation in the superb early evening light.
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|Redstart (1) (c) Stephen Burch|
|Redstart close-up (c) Stephen Burch|
|Redstart on a different perch (c) Stephen Burch|