1 EAGLETON NOTES: Wheatear on Post

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Friday, 6 May 2011

Wheatear on Post

I spent a few minutes here trying to think up an interesting name for this post.  Couldn't.  So I thought I'd do what the artists do.  Then I realised that what I wrote wasn't strictly accurate.  But wotthehellarchiewotthehell.  OK so I now have a surfeit of Wheatears.  In Henry VIII's time it would have been eaten before these could have been taken.  These were shot (with a camera you understand) through the kitchen window which had, fortunately, been cleaned since I returned to Eagleton.







8 comments:

  1. A good job you cleaned the windows. Grand shots of a lovely bird.

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  2. Beautiful shots, love the contrast with the blue in the background. Another bird I've never heard of - I thought until I looked up the Swedish name. That I've heard, but I would not have been able to say what it looked like. Now remains to be seen how long I'll remember!

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  3. Ditto what DawnTreader said, except for the language. Never heard of this bird. But that's why I enjoy reading blogs from elsewhere to enlighten myself. :)

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  4. Very nice shots, especially the in-flight take-off.
    We don't see wheatears near the City where we are, but we do have a similar Cape Robin - most beautiful 5:00am wake-up calls: teeu teetoo, teeu tiddley-too, teeu teetoo then a brief pause.
    First class photos, especially through window panes! Nice.

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  5. Thanks all. It is a beautiful bird. It doesn't have much of a song at all. James, just a sort of feeble squeaky warble.

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  6. Seeing those photos did me good. Opening morning of shooting season and at after mid-day the neighbour is still at it. Poor, poor birds (not just the ducks) and I'm feeling quite demented.

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  7. Really a beautiful bird! I love the markings. I think he was posing for you! Reminds me of a Cedar Waxwing, which I have also never seen.
    I have to go wash my windows now.

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  8. Great shots - love the one in flight.

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