Common Redstart on top of a nesting box

So far, the spring retreat for the Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) was the forest behind the farming house. His choppy vocals had been heard over and over again. A male Common Redstart had obviously been able to warm up for an old nesting box on the edge of the forest in May. In the beginning the Common Redstart always patrolled around the nesting box and tried to interest a female partner for the spot as well. For a while his songs dominated the place. At some point – after about 2 days – the Common Redstart was only occasionally heard nearby. If he was around, he had moved his singing place from the nesting box to the top of a thick Oak tree.

Today, however, I was able to spot the male Common Redstart on a nesting box for Common or European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). The European Starling family has only recently flown out. The nesting box is attached to the end of a bean pole and thus offers the best protection against climbing predators. However, it stands in the very open as well. Now that the European Starlings are out, the Common Redstart seems to be able to imagine taking over this box. In any case, the male of the Common Redstart tail was seen from time to time on the roof of the box and it also disappeared twice inside the nesting box. Then he moved his place of residence and singing to a the open branch of a Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia), which was found between Birches (Betula pendula) on the neighboring property.

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