Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Stonechat

The Stonechat is a stunning little bird. Especially at this time of year when the male is in his full summer breeding outfit. The black head is much darker at this time and the orange breast nice and bright. The female is not so colourful, but still a lovely bird to watch.
I watched a really lovely pair at Beeston a few weeks ago, but didn't have my camera with me, and I was a bit gutted because the male gave some really good views in the sun. Then just a week later I came across another pair at RSPB South Stack on Anglesey. The light  was even better and they came really quite close to me.

A stunning male, in typical pose.




The female, also keeping a lookout.




With a big juicy spider.

14 comments:

  1. How neat to get it 'lifting off'! Wonderful photos to share today! Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. Hello, the stonechat is a beautiful bird. The male has lovely colors. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Cracking set of shots there Adam.
    Have a good one, Gordon.

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  4. Wonderful photos! Especially the third photo is my favorite. Nice shot!
    Have a good new week.

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  5. He's so pretty@@@ I like the one where it's taking off in flight. The colors are gorgeous.

    Thank for linking in with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

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  7. He is a cutie. Like all the pics but especially where he's landing.

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  8. He's so cute! I wish we had some of your pretty feathered friends here!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/pretty-view-in-ladies-loo.html

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  9. A beautiful little bird - so cute

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  10. Great photos!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  11. What a sweetie! Love the shot where he's flying!

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  12. What beauties this adorable little chaps are, so lovely!

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