Today in North Haven a male Common Redstart was seen side by side with a female Black Redstart then latter on with a male Black Redstart. Common Redstarts usually breed in woodland or mature orchards and Black Redstarts often near human habitations. Both, of course, are on migration so seeing them side by side was a seasonal treat and a nice comparison. Unfortunately the Black Redstarts were far less obliging than the showy and very striking Common Redstart.
|Male Common Redstart|
|Female Black Redstart|