It seems like it has been a very long time in the planning, in fact probably around the backend of 2006 when I start to think about how to get some redstart shots in the late spring. The long wait ended yesterday after putting in a bit of prepartory work and some time spent observing. I intend to spend some more time photographing these beautiful birds over the next couple of weeks.
The male is a really tricky exposure with his brilliant white cap and black head.
The female less colourful but I unfortunately have not managed to capture her red tail in this session.My favourite shot of the session was of the male on a branch covered in lichen that is so typical of anicent oak wood land they prefer.