Hi I’ve just seen my first ever Black Redstart is there anything else that is similar and I’ve identified it wrong
In reply to Robbo:
Hi, not the typical habitat for a Black Redstart but birds don't read the guide books so always a possibility. LOL
The males are are easily identifiable because there's nothing else quite like them. Your description sounded pretty good. See below.
If the bird had a red rump or undertail then it will be a redstart. The main confusion will be will be be between a female Common Redstart or a female Black Redstart. Both are are rather mousy brown so can be confused.
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Got to admit that I am sceptical. Sounds also from what you have written that you saw it in flight?
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