Friday, 22 June 2012

Northern Wheatear (from the archive)



A couple of shots showing two different male Wheatears taken earlier in the year at Maxey gravel pits. The bottom bird is, I think, a younger male as his `mask` is not quite as defined as the top bird. It won`t be long now until they start to make their return journey and they could well stop off at Maxey on their way through.

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  1. Exceptional shots John as always. I missed them on the way up this time.

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    1. Thanks Roy,
      I am sure that you will see one on their way back through the county.
      J

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  2. I love seeing these birds.
    Two cracking pictures John, but the first is my favourite here.

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    1. Thanks Keith,
      I never tire of seeing these lovely birds, always gives me a thrill when I see my first one in the Spring!
      J

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  3. Beautiful photos John! This year is going so quickly while we all wait for a Summer which never seems to arrive. I was only thinking yesterday that it won't be that long before we are looking for Winter Thrushes again!

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    1. Hi Jan,
      Thank you. I couldn`t agree with you more, already half of the year over, it will be Christmas before we know it!
      J

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    1. Thanks Omi, the birds are stunning! ;)
      J

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