So spent some time looking over the reed beds, but very little was moving, out in the bay just got a Slavonian Grebe and a couple of Great Northern Divers.
I decided to walk along the beach to Marazion, to see if I could find one or two of the six Black Redstarts that will overwinter in the Marazion - Penzance area.
I have seen these charismatic little birds on many occassions, but do not have any decent images as their flighty nature and not settling in any one place for more than a few seconds make them difficult to photograph.
So as I arrived at the high walled area past the sailing club I immediately caught a flash of that beautiful Rusty Red tail and knew I had found my quarry.
I saw three of this species during my stay, and although I was hoping for an adult male in full plumage, and I did get a brief view of one, this little immature chap was the only one that stayed around.
So he will be the star of this post, but I will be back looking for that male, but I hope you will agree that this is a beautiful little bird.
So I give you the new bird on the blog.