Why can't all birds you try to digiscope be as accommodating as Stonechats?
Always happy to perch up, usually for a fair bit of time if you don't crowd them, perky characters and gorgeous tones...yup, the planet would be a better place if the Corncrakes of this world would take a leaf out of the Stonechat's book.
Watched these two for a few minutes north of Hall Road today before starting a low tide wader count in perfect, calm conditions.
No great surprises, but 170 Golden Plover were nice - the flock included 2 Grey Plovers trying to imitate AGPs, but they just weren't cutting it.
A single Goldeneye in one of the channels on the shore, and even a few Black Tailed Godwits amongst the usual beach waders.
Not much moving overhead today, although a Common Buzzard went north over Crosby Marine Park (at least I hope it was, I didn't have my bins at the time) at 1.45pm, and this evening, squadrons of Redwings are going south over Dempsey Towers in the still, black night.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...