The Stonechat gets its name from its call, similar to what you would hear if you took a pebble in each hand and hit them off each other. Similar in size to the robin it also has a reddish tinge to its breast. Both male and female are similar in appearance, apart from the males black head.
Widespread in coastal scrubland it is resident all year round.
They are easy to spot out in the open due to their liking of perching on posts for all to photograph! Both birds snapped down at Carnivan.