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Redstarts here

The Redstarts are well and truly here. I heard my first on 9th April. In this part of Yorkshire they nest in areas of hedgerow with scattered old oak and ash trees which are riddled with potential nest holes. They are surely one of our most colourful small birds and each year I look forward to their return immensely. They arrive at a time when the local fields are alive with the sound of displaying Lapwing and Curlew. The addition of the song of Redstarts makes this a very special time of the year to be out.

Male Redstart- watercolour

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