Sat. 16th Aug.

I was checking Marston, where the best bird was a hobby. A text came from a couple of my old fishing mates, Neil and Tony Grainger, they had found a lovely male redstart near Cotham, over the border, in Notts. This was a very obliging bird, present since Weds. at least.

It was showing very close to the bridle bridge over the river Devon at the south end of grange poplars. There was also a hobby here.