yesterday, a red breasted flycatcher, north of merriott
Any further details please? Red-breasted Flycatcher is exceedingly rare in Somerset but always possible as an autumn migrant. Are you able to give the precise location, when and for how long it was seen, or any other detail that might help other birders to look for and hopefully see this bird, please?
gr 428117 by the cottages in Furland was observed for about five minutes
Thanks - I'll give it a try.
Just interested why you think its a red-breasted flycatcher rather than the much more probable pied flycatcher?
I observed the bird for a long time. There were no black and white markings on the wings. Under the throat was reddish and the rest was white. The tail was very distinctive, black with white side markings. It also continually cocked the tail and the cheeks were grey.