Who's that bird?

Who's that bird?

Postby Jetnoise on Sun 18 Feb 2018, 8:29 am

Knowing that there are some keen and knowing birders on here, could I ask what this is? I spotted it whilst at Bedfont Football club yesterday as I was photographing the Heathrow arrivals. I think it may be a Stonechat, but ornithology is not my specialist area.

Many thanks,

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Re: Who's that bird?

Postby helired3 on Sun 18 Feb 2018, 8:37 am

Nice shot. yep thats a Stonechat.
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Re: Who's that bird?

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sun 18 Feb 2018, 2:07 pm

Male coming into breeding plumage. Looks like Bedfont FC need to improve their turf a bit.


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Postby AlexC on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 9:55 am

Yes, see them down here in The New Forest very often, usually on top of the gorse.
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Re: Who's that bird?

Postby Phil Standfield on Mon 19 Feb 2018, 4:32 pm

Great image. nice to see the catchlight in the eye something that isn't as easy to get as people think.
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