A female Stonechat was obliging enough to pose for a short while. This image was taken at Oare marshes where there were quite a few of these birds about at the time of my visit. Stonechats make a sharp loud call that sound like two stones being tapped together and this is how they got their name. Males have black heads whereas the female does not. They breed in western and southern parts of the UK but disperse more widely in winter.
Location: Oare Marsh, nr Faversham, Kent
Photographer: Dave Saunders