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Black Redstart (male) ~ Hausrotschwanz (Hahn) ~ Phoenicurus ochruros

Has anyone seen this small migrant bird? If yes, please tell him to come home soon. We miss him!!

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Black Redstart (fledglings) ~ Hausrotschwanz (Ästlinge) ~ Phoenicurus ochruros

Three cuddly Redstarts, handraised and released in 2013.

Black Redstarts love rocks, cliffs and buildings (why and how? Read here) and are not so much into greenery, that is why the companion Blue Tit fledgling (not in the picture) rested on fresh hazelnut branches, while these guys slept in the most peculiar places like bookshelves or, like depicted above, on the cozy heating pipes, 10 feet (3 m) above the floor. :-D

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