Stonechats galore

Our Project Officer was out on the Colourful Coast last week and saw, and heard, a large number of stone chats along the way so decided to try and record their call.  It’s not the best video but if you put the sound up and listen carefully you’ll hear why these little birds get their name.

The stonechat (latin name Saxicola rubicola) is a robin sized bird that are frequently seen flicking their wings while perched, often doing so on the tops of low bushes. As its name suggests, birds utter a sharp loud call that sound like two stones being tapped together.