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Recreating Tunnicliffe's Stonechats

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. Here’s the …

Stonechat - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Stonechats on Trendlebere Down

A quick trip to Trendlebere Down turned into a long one. The Stonechats were active, perched on the highest viewpoint available. It …

Stonechat - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Chatting

Returning to a chatting Stonechat. They really do love the highest perches available.

Stonechat - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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, which Stonechats …

Stonechat on Trendlebere Down - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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 with them …

Stonechat - Emsworthy Mire - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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 get a …

Stonechat - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Stonechat

I’ve seen Stonechats in Devon. They’re a bird I didn’t see as a child so they always appear exotic to me. It’s …

Stonechat - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Stonechatterbox

There’s the repeating sound of two stones being knocked together. There must be a Stonechat somewhere. It flies up to a wire …

Stonechat - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

More Stonechatting

A few days ago I went looking for Stonechats on Trendlebere Down and met this female: Stonechats on Trendlebere Down and Tunnicliffe’s …

Stonechat - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Stonechatting

I’ve seen Stonechats before, most recently on Trendlebere Down in South Devon. They are very handsome birds, and their insistent habit of …