Black redstart
Jul28

Black redstart

  The black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus Phoenicurus. Like its relatives, it was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now known to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae).   P. o. ochruros group. Western Asian forms, whose lineage separated from...

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Eurasian bullfinch
Jul10

Eurasian bullfinch

  The bullfinch is a bulky bull-headed bird. The upper parts are grey; the flight feathers and short thick bill are black; as are the cap and face in adults (they are greyish-brown in juveniles), and the white rump and wing bars are striking in flight. The adult male has red underparts, but females and young birds have grey-buff underparts. It moulths between July and October, but males do not have the duller autumn plumage that...

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The early bird …
Jul04

The early bird …

Common redstarts prefer open mature birch and oak woodland with a high horizontal visibility and low amounts of shrub and understorey especially where the trees are old enough to have holes suitable for its nest. They prefer to nest on the edge of woodland clearings. In Britain it occurs primarily in upland areas less affected by agricultural intensification, but further east in Europe also commonly in lowland areas, including parks...

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Daddys Kindergarden Day …
Jun05

Daddys Kindergarden Day …

  The black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) is a small passerine bird in the redstart genus Phoenicurus. Like its relatives, it was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family (Turdidae), but is now known to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae).   The black redstart is a member of a Eurasian clade which also includes the Daurian redstart, Hodgson’s redstart, the white-winged redstart, and maybe...

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Nestfund der Woche
Mai28

Nestfund der Woche

  .. vermutl. Wasseramsel …...

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