Stonechat - (Saxicola torquatus)

This small bird is most commonly seen in rough heaths and slopes, moors and hillsides with plenty of gorse. It likes the narrow strip between enclosed fields and rocky cliffs on the coast. They nest in grass often with a short entrance tunnel. They lay 4 - 6 eggs which hatch in 13 - 14 days.

Getting close enough for pictures is often difficult, we often use a car as a movable hide as in the car the birds will let you get much closer.