Black Redstart at Dawlish Warren…
When we arrived a nice couple stopped me and told me that there was a Black Redstart about. After having a look at the Surf Scoter we decided to see if we could find it. We actually found two! It was a nightmare trying to get a shot of one of them. At one point (obviously looking as if I had been possessed) I found myself laying down in a dip in the ground (being a dune area). I jumped in and positioned the camera on the edge, ready to capture the shot of the day… then I felt the boggy stagnant water seeping through my jeans; into my thermal under garments and freezing my legs instantly! My thought to myself… “Well, you’re wet now so just stick it out”… Then, yet another family with about four lively children wandered by and the Black Redstart disappeared into the trees in the distance. “Half term is not really the best time for this” was my final thought on the matter!