The Pied Wagtails, though it might be a White Wagtail I can never tell was a bit bolder and came close to me negating any need to crawl on my hand and knees. The first one is slightly back-lit which was fun to expose, think I got away with it!
With blue skies and sun on the 2nd (Friday) I wanted another go at some Stonechats so headed for Blueberry Farm and the log pile. It's a long bike ride but a pleasant one along the old railway line, plenty of Fieldfare, Buzzards though it was windy which made it hard going at times. I was hoping for some owls but found none, the wind probably didn't help matters. I could see the two Stonechats (male and female) some distance off in the target field but knew if I sat it out they'd come closer.
What and where I really wanted the bird to be is perfectly demonstrated by this Robin.
For a "robin" I'm quite happy with that. Wish it were the chat though.
The other bird that caught my eye was the three Buzzards circling overhead, one glided in close. I also saw two Kestrels but a bit quiet, but still worth the cycle even if my leg muscles differ.