Sexy Saxicola

Wading through Wigeon

Some more early morning birding, and it was nice to get some reward in the guise of a simply stunning male Whinchat.

They are a jewel of a bird, a bit like a mini jazzed-up Wheatear, with their lovely orange tones, white super and tail pattern. This bird was feeding with 2 male Wheatears on the same patch of ground in the Sand Plant and as I watched them from the banking by the fence they congregated on a nearby bleached out log, allowing me to take about 1,000 images!

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What a beauty, but this Wheatear didn’t want to be out shone:

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The Greenland Whitefront was still on Crossens Outer – this bird has caused some confusion and comment, but to me it’s a Greenlander:

  • Peachy orange bill with an elongated structure.
  • Generally dark colouration (although on the paler side for Greenland). The head colouration is pretty concurrent and not…

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