Shooting nature photography can be quite frustrating especially in respect of the weather.
At this time of year the weather can change overnight and on occasions bares no resemblance to the previous night's weather forecast. An example was two consecutive days in the last week. On the first it was a foggy dull day with light misty rain throughout and not the sometimes 'sunny periods' that was expected. You can see from this distant shot of a Common Buzzard perched in a tree and refusing to fly anywhere, how miserable it was.
Trying to make the best of a bad day I went searching along a river bank adjacent to the Buzzard for Stonechats which I had seen previously in that area. Fortunately I found this male below. I had to conduct a lot of post production work on these images to make them even a little presentable.
Having had enough of that day I decided to try again the next day in the local Parkland where I walk.
The weather forecast got it more or less right on that occasion and you can see the result.
The female Stonechat which is our Winter resident Stonechat this year was on display and finding plenty of food as well.
A great shame it wasn't like this yesterday.