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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Wheatear [Oenanthe oenanthe]

The wheatear is a small mainly ground-dwelling bird. It hops or runs on the ground. It is blue-grey above with black wings and white below with an orange flush to the breast. It has a black cheek. In flight it shows a white rump and a black 'T' shape on its tail. It is a summer visitor and passage migrant. Birds breed mainly in western and northern Britain and western Ireland, although smaller numbers do breed in southern and eastern England. It winters in central Africa.
The first this year, also the Swallow, two Red Kites and a Linnet. 





37 comments:

  1. Great to see. Thank god it moved. I was beginning to think it was stuffed.

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  2. a very pretty bird. i like its subtle colors.

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  3. Bob, the Wheatears are some of my favorite birds that you and your people share from UK, and these images are great!

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  4. igjen kjempe fine bilder også her under !

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  5. Such crisp focus and clarity. Nice angle of the sun.

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  6. they're such beautiful little birds , thanks for the photos ...

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  7. Heel mooi gedaan Bob lieve groetjes Danielle

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  8. Lovely shots Bob, the angle of the light just costing you a bit on the colours of these really smart birds.

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  9. hij staat er geweldig mooi op.

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  10. Bob, nice ones! He's a very nice fellow! Looks like a Highwayman with that black mask!

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  11. Lieber Bob, da bringst du uns wieder einen lustigen kleinen Gesellen nahe.
    Danke für die wunderschönen Fotos.
    Einen angenehmen Abend wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  12. looks truly content being on that rock. i love it when a bird cooperates for me to photograph him/ her... hope all is well. have a great day~

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  13. Hola Bob por aqui ya se empiezan a ver las primeras Collalbas,unas tomas magnificas en su ambiente natural.Un abrazo

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  14. Great photo of this bird , it looks if it was taken down by the Severn ?


    peter

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  15. ANOTHER stunning bird. And capture. Thank you.

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  16. Such a preety bird Bob!!
    Wonderful photos!!Great shots!!
    Dimi...

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  17. A really beautiful bird, Bob.
    There is something very striking, yet subtle about its wonderful colors.

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    1. Yes there is something, the way it will let you get too close. Thanks Lisa.

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  18. Your Wheatear is a pretty bird, great shots!

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  19. What a cutie. I find birds that have black around their eyes so difficult to photograph well but you did beautifully.

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  20. Hi Bob! As usual, wonderful pictures. Your blog is beautiful, so we add a link to your website on our blog (on the list of favorite blogs) :-)
    Greetings
    Michał and Piotr from Poland

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  21. I love that diagonal of the hill's cliff with the bird.

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