Male Daurian Redstarts¬†are such¬†beautiful birds. I’ve seen them every time almost I’ve been out for a walk this winter, but they are proving to be difficult to photograph well. This one waited until I was almost in range, then flew 20m, waited for me to get almost in range, then flew again. And again. And again. I gave up before he did! These are today’s best shots. I’ll keep trying…

Order: Passeriformes; Family: Muscicapidae
English: Daurian Redstart; Japanese: Joubitaki
Scientific: Phoenicurus auroreus

Location: Near Fureainomori, Munakata (google map here)