Stonechat Japanese style
Yesterday I've been bird-hunting with my favorite 'bird-nerd' Michel Geven again. (My Iceland companion; see earlier in my stream). It had been way too long since we did that and I realized I had missed it. Even when we got stuck at 8 in the morning in the middle of nowhere when Michel's car's battery went stonecold dead, it was still fun. Try and explain to a mechanic who was called out of bed, what on earth you are doing in a nettle field at that time of the day in a restricted area! (M has special permission to go there). You should have seen the look on the man's face.. :-)
This little Stonechat was posing for us perfectly. The fragile white flowers of the Cow Parsley formed a perfect, almost Japanese like background for this cute little guy.
Thanks Michel for yet another wonderful day.