Thursday, 10 March 2016

Resident Stonechat Departs

According to all reports, our resident local parkland male Stonechat has left the area recently.
It is likely that he would be moving North West to his breeding grounds at this stage. 
It prefers heathland or coastal areas for breeding.

There have certainly been a number of this species on the move lately according to various reports from other birders in the general area. 

Hopefully we will see him on his return in the late Autumn.





18 comments:

  1. Always lovely to see your pics of the Stonechat which spends the winter on your local patch. Here's hoping he makes it back to his breeding grounds safely :-)

    I am going up to the moors for a few days and it will be interesting to see if I can find 'my' Stonechat whilst I am up there.

    Hope you are well and have a great weekend :-)

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    1. Thanks David, good luck with your search for Stonechats and any other interesting species you may come across.

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  2. Lovely shots of of your long staying visitor Roy. Super little birds, and it looks like you managed to get quite close too? Much nearer than I've managed to get to my 'local' pair!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor. He is quite friendly and I was using a 70-400 (Crop sensor).

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  3. He is a lovely little bird, a nice visitor for the wintertime. Outstanding photography Roy.

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  4. Hello!:) He's such a gorgeous little bird, I have only ever seen one. So glad you managed to capture these superb images before he moved away from this área.:)

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    1. Thanks. I have been able to get quite few of him over the Winter.

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  5. What a cute little bird!...
    Lovely captures, as usual, Roy!
    Hugs
    Ana

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    1. Thanks Ana, yes he is quite a little character.

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  6. It is a beautiful bird.
    Here you have also made beautiful pictures. Class!

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