I looked with amazement at this and thought it be a winter visitor, as I have not come across a Robin like this. Could it be the Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)?
Now I am the one that is amazed, Peter. I didn't imagine that I had photographed a species of bird that wasn't common, or immediately recognised by a Brit! And I have just mapped it incase that is in anyway helpful to you. I certainly can't tell you what species it is: it's just a robin with a coloured breast to me.
You be my teacher if you work out more.
Here is a link to a Stonechat the bird that I think it to be.
Well, it looks similar, though your version seems to have a much fuller red breast. Does it help, to identify it, to note that the other bird in the background of my photo does not appear to have any white on the sides of the throat, the female presumably?
If it is a stonechat then I'll have to change the title!
I am delighted when someone engages with me on one of my photos and teaches me about it. Thanks Peter.
Here is a link to the female
Although I have lived in the City all my life I have escaped to the country quite often and have only seen the Stonechat about three times. It is great to see one in a relaxed state!
I am happily convinced, Peter, and truly delighted to have it identified. And we have a new title. Everything about our visit to Dingle and Kerry was rather wonderful.
Thank you again.
A very good title now. I have never seen a female stonechat, but now I can see that the males,once they have pulled their mates, are pretty arrogant fellows!
Thanks for being my teacher, Peter! It has been special to learn and to discover that I have a special photo.
they obviously don't mind being around urban areas, for this is on the edge of Dingle and you have taken me almost into Brm!
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Photo taken in Knockeen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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