Friday, 20 March 2009

New Bird in Town

Edit: after research, I can now say that this is a female black redstart :)
Just below is a picture I found to illustrate female black redstart



And here is my visitor:



This is a new bird I've first noticed yesterday. There are actually two of them from the same breed (I think). This is probably the female. The second one is very similar, except it is darker and the orange tails stands out more. The male also has some white on top of the wings. It's not obvious on this picture, but the tail is pretty red/orange, about the same colour as the plastron on red robins.

Anybody knows what they are? I didn't find them in my book about European birds...

4 comments:

K A R I™ said...

Did you name this one yet?

Parenting Boys said...

LOL Kari! No, no name yet! :D

K A R I™ said...

Glad you were able to figure out what kind of bird it was.... I must admit I spent about 20 minutes the other time googling birds and trying to figure out what it was too. :)

Now you just need to give the new bird a name.

Parenting Boys said...

Thanks for trying to help Kari! :D

I think I'll name this little sweetie: Ambre