🦉 The common redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus), female.
📚 Phoenicurus Greek: dark red phoinix, oura tail
These birds arrive at the end of April. Males immediately start looking for suitable nesting sites while females have not yet flown. And these birds nest in natural tree hollows, or they occupy old hollows of other birds, usually woodpeckers.
But more and more often I began to notice that these birds are in the habit of living in city yards. Walking in the summer, I often hear the disturbing cries of these birds in the yards.
They feed on insects, which are sometimes caught in flight. And with the arrival of autumn, berries are sometimes added to their diet. They leave in early September.