In an attempt to get yesterday and the major dip out of my system, I headed to a part of the Country I’m still very touchy about – the former Nottinghamshire coalfield – to Bevercote Pit Wood on the site of the old pit.
Putting my politics aside I had gone for the Siberian Stonechat – and what a beauty!
The bird was incredibly mobile – seemingly vanishing and appearing somewhere behind me. At one point I lost if for about 20mins and was on the point of giving up when a female Common Stonechat popped up on a fence to be promptly chased off by the male Sibe. He was an aggressive little sod – Wrens got equally short shrift.
The photos are digscoped images – no chance with the DSLR