Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Desert Wheatear.

I was hoping for a few more photos for this post but I haven't been out to take any! This was on Christmas Eve at Newbiggin, Northumberland.
I was wondering if the hanging alula might be stopping this bird from leaving but it seems to fly ok. It was distant to start with but as we were leaving we'd lost sight of the bird and it appeared right in front of us! A few more shots had to be taken. 
I'll have to check these details but I think this is my fifth Desert Wheatear, 2 in Yorkshire and the other three have been in Northumberland, stunning birds though.


mark horner said...

Nice one Bryan,

i got the Bempton bird earlier this month, a little christmas cracker.


Shields birder said...

Pleased you managed to connect to this little belter whilst back on home soil.