19 June 2017

Some summer stoners


Some Siberian Stonechats from last weekend................


This is an abundant summer visitor and early to mid June is when the young first leave the nest. For a brief period every year the adults are tame and pose nicely for photos.

The young generally stay hidden although occasionally they get out into the open.


These were several different pairs up and down the coast near Yakumo.................

These are males.





And these are females.....................












It was a bit dark and foggy..................







Pretty quiet otherwise. Osprey, Grays Grasshopper Warbler, Mandarin Duck, Little-ringed Plover, Reed Bunting and the usual common summer stuff. There were also a few straggling wildfowl including Wigeon and Scaup...........

6 comments:

  1. OURS tend to head off north before they acquire this splendour !

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    1. Maybe we see the same individuals sometimes.........

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  2. Really nice photos Stu. I don't think I'll see any now until autumn.

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    1. In summer I only ever saw them in Scotland really. Last time i was back in the UK I also saw some in Northumberland.........

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