Stephen Branley's photos with the wall

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus Ochruros) #1

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus Ochruros) #1
So delighted that these lovely birds have chosen to nest in our wall again this year. They spent a while sizing the place up and a couple of weeks ago eventually chose the hole next to lasts years visitors.
Added on July  7, 2013

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus Ochruros) #2

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus Ochruros) #2
They're quite used to us moving around a few meters away, but I thought I'd get closer using my, as yet untried, hide. Judging by this, which is full frame, I might be a bit too close as I only just got her in!
Added on July  7, 2013

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus Ochruros)

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus Ochruros)
We were very lucky to have a family of Black Redstarts nesting in the wall in our yard. This adult female was waiting for the male to exit before delivering her catch.
Added on July  5, 2013