New Forest spots.

A cup of tea in the New Forest and a short walk resulted in a few photographs. Following the calls of Stonechats, I put up a young female Fallow deer who was hiding in the Bracken.

Stonechats are about the size of Robin. The males bird have striking black heads with white around the side of their neck, orange-red breasts and a mottled brown back. The females have brown backs and an orange tinge to their chests. They are often seen perched, on the tops of low bushes. As its name suggests, birds have a sharp loud call that sound like two stones being tapped together.

Male Stonechat.
Female Stonechat.

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