Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month October -

Just as Mer­lins come down from the up­lands in the win­ter, so Stonechats leave their breed­ing grounds to spread out over suit­able win­ter­ing ar­eas in au­tumn and win­ter. The move­ment is pri­mar­ily in­land (as much of their breed­ing distri­bu­tion is more or less coastal), but also with a cer­tain shift to the south. Of­ten found in pairs, Stonechats like weedy fields with plenty of cater­pil­lars. They usu­ally perch on the top of weeds, fence­lines and gate posts, in search of their prey.


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