These Stonechats posed very nicely for me in excellent light at Blueberry Farm.
Within ten minutes of arriving at the log pile on the perimeter of the southernmost set aside field they pitched up in a rather inquisitive manner and perched on top the brambles on the opposite side of the track, distance about twenty five feet.
The log pile offered excellent opportunity to '' merge '' into the background without a visible profile and with the sun directly behind me, perfect.
I am glad that I made the most of those ten minutes because after that I did not see them again for the remainder of my stay.
Next time I will take my tripod because the wind on the brambles was rather gusty.
No Owls were seen but I am more than happy with the images that I obtained.
The distinctive call of the Male Stonechat, likened to pebbles being clinked together, can be listened to via the following link to Xeno-Canto.