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Bird roosts under our porch. ID please

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Offline StripeyCat

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« on: November 16, 2014, 16:10 PM »
This little bird roosts under our porch every evening and has done since autumn began. Does anyone know what it is?
Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 19:24 PM »
Yes, male black redstart. I´ve got one too! Used to have a female overwintering, but alas, she disappeared last year! I never got a photo, because she flew away out in the dark night, if I tried to look at her, so I didn´t.

He will probably come back next year - if he like it there, so don´t disturb him if you can avoid it. Just walk quickly past him, if you have to come that way.

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« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 08:09 AM by Petrea »
Cómpeta Naturaleza,  http://picasaweb.google.com/104328707567851681445

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.   (Thomas R. Dewar)

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 23:54 PM »
Thank you! Maybe the males aren't as shy as the females? Either that, or because I ignored him for a month before I did anything. He's picked our busiest thoroughfare, between the front door and the route to the stairs to the upper level, and bedrooms. The only time I've seen him skittish is dawn and dusk, both times he's come back. We have the porch light on all night and that doesn't bother him, and I'm pleased to say he's with us again tonight.  :dancing:
Thanks again  8)

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 20:30 PM »
Black redstart.
We've got one as well. Sits at the back of the air conditioning unit in a really safe and sheltered spot.
Lovely birds, they are unmistakeable as their call sounds a bit like plastic balls being knocked together.
Remember those "Clackers" we had at school?

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 08:00 AM »
- and the unmistakable(?) behaviour: moving the body up and down and then shaking the tail!
Cómpeta Naturaleza,  http://picasaweb.google.com/104328707567851681445

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2014, 16:01 PM »
Every Summer so far we have had a family of these lovely little birds using our terrace as a watering and foraging area, I am pretty sure the youngsters roost there at night after fledging

Offline mark27

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 12:22 PM »
You gotta love'em!! This one is Nerja in December....