Only once have I seen a stonechat in the neighbourhood of this garden.
It is difficult to put oneself in the place of the stonechat or of the Whinchat.
This was on April 23rd, and there were four eggs of the stonechat.
But the rock stood still, and a stonechat went and perched on it.
That delightful, restless little bird, the stonechat, is a near relation of the wheatear.
Mr. Blyth also informs me that the sexes of the stonechat, Saxicola rubicola, are distinguishable at a very early age.