Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Powys, Wales, May 2010
A very small and active little moorland bird. I
was lucky enough to find a nest by a roadside in Powys
and get reasonably close photographs of both the male and
female. I think the photograph below is of a
juvenile, presumably a recent fledgling.
Malvern Hills, June 2008
One of the best places to photograph
these upland birds is along moorland roads with roadside
fences. Beanbag on the car window with a close eye on the
traffic, a slow roll up to them is often the trick.
This family also includes the Redstarts.
Male in summer plumage.
Rhyader, Mid Wales (May 2010).
Wheatear 19 (crop)
Female in winter plumage. Douglas,
Isle of Man.
Female in summer plumage. Powys, Wales,
Wheatear 13 Greenland
The peach-coloured Greenland Wheatear
(female). A regular visitor to the UK.
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