Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wheatears

I went to The Reptile Room this morning to buy some meal worms so that I could catch and ring some autumn Wheatears while the weather remains too windy for mist netting. The shop didn’t have any wrigglies left, even though they have a delivery every day. All I can say is there must be an awful lot of people with hungry exotic pets around here, let’s hope they don’t all escape at the same time (the pets that is).

So I set out hoping to photograph a few Wheatears instead while there are a few around. I think there were four different birds but I haven’t had time to examine each picture to see how many individuals I snapped.











Wheatear

I didn’t get much time for birding whilst sitting in the rocks but I did note 2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Snipe and 130 Teal.

Teal

7 comments:

Pete Woodruff said...

The Wheatear pics are brilliant, the top most one taking the award for best in the group. I really admire your - and lots of others - photography Phil.

Errol said...

I'll second that; great pics once more!

Brian Rafferty said...

Phil.Pete is right these are a super set of wheatear pics.You have managed to get them to pose beautifully for you on the lichen covered rocks.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wheatear...never heard of them, but sure am delighted to have now. Phil, these images are awesome and I like the top one, but the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th one down, wowohwow are these great with the little bit of gold colouration on the rocks. Sweet perfection~

Birdringal-andalus said...

I've been besotted with these wonderful pictures, Congratulations Phil.
Fernando Gavilan.

Unravel said...

Lots of nice shots of the Wheatears! Seems like you're having a pretty nice weather for photography over there. The flight shot of the teal is also great. They fly very fast and I haven't been successful in taking photos of them in flight.

Stu said...

Wheatears (of all kinds) are vagrants in Japan, I've only ever seen one and it was a good old Northern Wheatear. I used to love seeing them arrive on the Ribble in March, the first sign of spring........

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