Returning to a chatting Stonechat.
They really do love the highest perches available.
The Pole Jumper A trip to Trendlebere Down gives us a chance to photograph Stonechats. This female had just eaten a bee and… read more
Recreating Tunnicliffe’s Stonechats Ever since I discovered Stonechats and Charles Tunnicliffe's portrait of them, I've wanted to reproduce his painting in a photograph.… read more
2021 highlights of a wilder Italian life 2021 was another year spent on-hold, waiting with awful music playing, and the same repeated message, with no guarantee that… read more
Jump-on-a-Pole There's a Saltimpalo in this area of greenery in Rome. That's the Italian name for the Stonechat. Saltimpalo means Jump-on-a-Pole,… read more
The Third Ladybird Book of British Birds – #14 The Stonechat I’m currently reading the third volume of the Ladybird Book of British Birds and their nests from the 1950s. Times… read more
Jump-on-a-Pole The Stonechat is named after its call; a sound like two stones being banged together. I've really enjoyed my time… read more
2020 highlights of a wilder Devon life – part 2 In July I went walking with my son on Dartmoor and he took a rare portrait of me Walking the… read more
Stonechats at Emsworthy Mire I love Stonechats. I've spent a couple of very happy days with them: This time I'm just passing through and… read more