I don't see many of these birds, and probably only one or two annually. So I was pleased to hear that there were a pair fairly local to me. This particular bird was busying itself among the heather and bracken, but like the similar Stonechat, it does like to perch at the top of a bush to have a good nosey around. It also helps me to pick it out and focus on it.
Lovely little birds and always a pleasure to see.
Not to be confused with the Whinchat is the Stonechat. A Male here.
Very nice this bird!ReplyDelete
it is simply fascinating the impressions of your photos1
Hello. Fantastic photos. It is really beautiful bird. It's a well-known bird for me too. Take care!ReplyDelete
Hello, nice sighting of the Whinchat and the Stonechat is a beauty! Great photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Nice one Adam. I've seen one Whinchat this year, a migrant of course here on the coast. Otherwise it's a run into Bowland where I might see one. More likely as you point out, it will be Stonechat which is now more common with mild winters.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures of the Whinchat and the Stonechat.
The last photo is my favorite.
Best regards Irma
i always enjoy your enthusiasm, beautiful images of these 2 sweet birds!!!ReplyDelete
How beautiful and it's always exciting to see something out of the ordinary! Love your photos!ReplyDelete
Whinchat or Stonechat, they are both delightful little birds.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful little bird. You captured its beauty perfectly in your photos.ReplyDelete
...Adam, these are gorgeous images.ReplyDelete
Both fine creatures and your pics are wonderful!ReplyDelete
They are both so lovely!ReplyDelete
The Whinchat spends its summer in Finland too.
Happy birding, Adam!
Both these birds are beautiful, Adam. I'm not familiar with either one.ReplyDelete
Both cute little birds!ReplyDelete
both of them are beautiful birds. Your image of the stone chat is really cute looking :)ReplyDelete
Hi Adam, sometimes I see the winchat here in the Netherlands. Not very much. Beautiful photos. Greetings CarolineReplyDelete
Ah! I see the white eye stripe that distinguishes the two (Im sure there’s more besides that). Both lovely birds and I appreciate the chance to do some virtual birding (as I don’t seem to be able to do any other kind these days). Thanks!ReplyDelete