Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Algarve and the Stonechat.

The stonechat is a  sweet bird we encountered quite frequently on our walks in the Algarve. As it's name suggests, Stonechats utter a sharp loud call, that sounds like two stones being tapped together.



The male Stonechat.
 


 


 


 
My thanks to our gracious hosts Stewart, Eileen, Anni, and Theresa.
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40 comments:

Stewart M said...

Great bird - I used to watch them as a kid - its been a very long time since I have seen one in the feather!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sandra said...

I love the fence shot, so beautiful and a sweet pretty bird.. sorry your tooth is bothering you, hope that gets better so you can have your cataracts removed and join me in the bright new world

TexWisGirl said...

nice fence sitter! :) thanks for explaining the name.

Linda said...

What a beautiful, sweet bird!!! :)

Denise inVA said...

He is a little darling, beautifully captured.

Gosia k said...

small cute God creature

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. Small beautiful bird. Great photos.

Ela said...

Such a beautiful bird !!!
Great photos !!
Greetings

Wendy said...

Lovely photos of the Stonechat.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Great shots of such a cute bird and a very interesting name.
Have a wonderful week :)

Bob Bushell said...

Yes, beautiful Stonechat, love him.

Heather Wilde said...

Lovely pictures of a lovely bird. We see them a lot when we go to Angelsey.

Rajesh said...

Very cute bird.

Christine said...

What a sweet wee bird! I have not heard or seen one before and loved your photos of him.
A great capture on the fence!

Mike Attwood said...

Hi Sonjia, This year has been a bit of a disaster for small birds near me. I havn't seen one for many months. Hope you are well. Mike.

Teresa said...

Es un pájaro muy bonito, por aquí hay muchos. Besitos.

Michelle said...

What a sweet, little thing.

Debbie said...

a sweet little bird that looks a bit like our robin!!! interesting how it got its name!!!

Len said...

It's a bird with which I am not familiar.Its plumage looks quite colourful and with the dark head, I am sure that I will recognise it if I spot it in this part of Sussex.

Lea said...

Great photos of a very pretty little bird!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful photos Sonjia! Perfect photography!!!

Mosura said...

Nice shots. Beautiful bird. I used to see them in Britain.

Missy George said...

Great shots..Looks like our Robin ...a bit shaggy

Bethany Carson said...

I especially like the photo on the fence! They remind me a bit of our bluebirds and of our American robins.

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bettyl-NZ said...

This is a lovely little visitor!

NatureFootstep said...

a sweet one. So fluffy I thought it to be a juvenile :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely to see this little bird close up!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful photos of the pretty Stonechat. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

Tanya Breese said...

what a sweet little bird!

Ida said...

What a cute bird, reminds me of a Robin. Loved the sht of it on the fencing.

Chris Rohrer said...

What an awesome bird! How cool! Now I need to listen to the recordings. Hope all is well with you.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, stopping back to say thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. The Stonechat is a beautiful bird.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Love the beautiful photography you do ~ great fences and love the little bird ~

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Phil Slade said...

Stonechats are very charming birds that I see most often in Menorca during May. Just like your pictures, thay make themselves rather conspicuous by perching on fence posts or the tops of bushes. Like you say, even if we don't see them their "stone clicking" calls give them away.

Anni said...

Sweet photos...and your description of why they're named the stonechat makes it all the more charming. Love the colors.

Sharing this post was much appreciated for us birders this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'....for that, I thank you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful and a fun name for a bird! You want to make a pet out of him. Hugs, Diane

Helma said...

Very beautiful, the stonechat is a beautiful bird.
Great that you encounter it frequently on your walks.
I see them, unfortunately, very little, but I enjoy it dteeds of when I see them :-)

Pia said...

Beautiful photos from this cute little bird!

Mary Brown said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird. kisses

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great!!! I love stonechat .. Happy weekend

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