Thursday, January 19, 2012

Black Redstart, Hausrotschwanz, Phoenicurus ochruros

Hungary 2009

Adult Black Redstart, sadly from quite a distance.

male adult
From Birds Hungary 2009
male adult
From Birds Hungary 2009
1st summer bird?
From Birds Hungary 2009

And some Immature ones.
This one all puffed up.

From Birds Hungary 2009
From Birds Hungary 2009
From Birds Hungary 2009
From Birds Hungary 2009
It's hard to believe that it's been over two years since we were last in Hungary.

14 comments:

  1. Your first summer bird shot is so sweet and charming!

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  2. Nicole, great shots of this pretty bird. I like that you are showing the adult and juvies. Great photos, have a wonderful day.

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  3. I'd love to see one of these from any distance lol
    Lovely bird Nicole.

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    1. Whenever we are back in Hungary one of these days you need to visit :-)

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  4. I think when you had the blog problem....somehow I wasnt following anymore...so Ive missed these posts..finally it dawned on me to come by and see what you were up to...Good to see you are posting and I am following again...Great photos hope you get to travel back to Hungary soon!!

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    1. Well, different blog, same people :-)
      Welcome back ;)

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  5. the name is rather odd, but i guess it works! :)

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    1. Redstart because of the Red Tail, I guess.
      There is a Common Redstart too (well, not Black, but same tail ;-))

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  6. Isn't it beautiful, even when its blown out. Brilliant photos.

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  7. The puffed up one looks like a whole different species -- I do know that happens, I have been fooled in real life too.

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    1. Yep, they fooled me quite a few times too :)

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