Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Old Coach Road - Wheatears galore

Wheatear 19 (inc. 7 in horse paddocks on Clare's Moss and 11 in the ploughed field near New Cut Lane)
Oystercatcher 2
Tree Sparrow 4

Still quite a lot of Wheatears about for this late in the season. I guess that some of them at least will be the Greenland race leucorhoa which is larger and brighter than the nominate race oenanthe, which breeds in Britain. Greenland Wheatears pass through Britain slightly later in the spring than oenanthe.

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