Rare bird spotted at Wollaton Hall in Nottinghamshire

Bird watchers have flocked to Wollaton Hall to see the Black Redstart, a rare species with fewer than 100 breeding pairs throughout the UK.


The Black Redstart is a small robin-sized bird that tends to live in cities and urban areas in the south of the United Kingdom.

A birdwatcher who was at Wollaton Hall, Barry Nelson, said: “The Black Redstart has been appearing on the building as it sees it as a cliff face – that’s their usual habitat.”

The birds are on the amber list of Birds of Conservation concern listed by the RSPB.

David Goodwin, a conservation officer from the RSPB said that the birds came back to the UK in great numbers after the Second World War with the bombsites of the Blitz providing an ideal habitat for them.

He added: “It’s a real  coup to have these birds here in Nottinghamshire.”

(Photo courtesy of berichard)

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