It's much the same with Stonechats. I don't bother with them unless they have a nice tidbit in the bill, as does this one on the fence here.
One of my absolute favourite small birds is the Linnet. They add a splash of colour to the landscape and a close look reveals a very pretty little bird which under-appreciated and also quite difficult to photograph, being so wary of people. I was therefore very pleased to get a few reasonable shots of this one using the car as a hide. There were plenty about I am pleased to say, they are not in decline up here in such unspoilt landscape, safe from habitat loss or intensive agriculture.
The only raptor seen all day was a single Kestrel, but hunting species I suppose include the Little Owl and this Iberian Grey Shrike, the only one seen all day.
I complete the blog with another look at a Black Eared Wheatear, easily the most spectacular bird of the day.