Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Stonechat

The first post of 2017 depicts the female Stonechat that has been frequenting one of the open meadows in the Parkland. It is the same location that previous male and females of this species have been observed over the last few years. There is a male recently reported in the same location by other Birders, but I have not observed that as yet. The immediate area being a superb location for Stonechat with open grassland, some tall dead foliage stalks and plenty of fence posts for perching on. There is also a lakeside edge which it is often seen searching for caterpillars and other grubs.
















12 comments:

  1. Lovely little birds aren't they and quite happy to pose!

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    1. Thanks Pam, yes they don't mind a bit of posing.

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  2. Sporting a bit of a stern frown is that bird!

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    1. It looks like that all the time Simon. :)

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  3. Onpa kaunis lintu! Näyttää pikkuisen meillä kesäisin näkyvältä pensastaskulta.

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    1. Kiitos Anne, se oli nollan celsius tuolloin.

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  4. Lovely shots Roy, and nice to see the female of the species being highlighted for a change. There seems to be quite a few Stonechats about this winter down on the lowlands so hopefully this is a sign they had a good year last year :-)

    Here's hoping for a wonderful year ahead and my belated New Year greetings to you and yours :-)

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    1. Thanks David, all the best for 2017.

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  5. Love this bird, often see these at Morden Bog, I love the sound they make. Lovely set of pictures. Happy New Year to Roy and to your family!

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    1. Thanks Lyn and Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  6. A wonderful first message of 2017.
    The Stonechat is a beautiful bird. I hope to see this all too soon :-)

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