The weather was still excellent on Tuesday morning so I set off to Cannock Chase to try for Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers.
A birder friend had told me where to go to get the best chance of seeing them (a small coppice not far from the Stepping Stones) and this is where I headed having parked up at the Punchbowl.
Luck was with me because I soon found a male Redstart.What a cracking looking bird!!!!!! I watched it for half an hour getting food for it's young but the bad news for me was that it was pretty gloomy in the coppice so I failed to get a half decent shot.
Luck stayed with me because I soon saw a female Pied Flycatcher and later on the male.What a cracking looking bird as well!!!! The female soon flew off not to seen again but the male showed itself a few times but annoyingly at distance.
A few so so pics attached - click on them for a larger version.Great to see these great birds.