Friday, 26 October 2012

Desert Wheatear - up close and personal

There's no better way to brighten up a wet and miserable day than with a spot of Twitching! So when I received news that the male Desert Wheatear was still in Worthing giving great views along the promenade (another excuse to try out the new camera and lens set-up), I decided to go on a south coast jaunt to try and see this showy bird for myself - and I wasn't disappointed!

This Wheatear which should have been on its way to its wintering grounds in the deserts of north and central Africa performed wonderfully well to the small group of watchers, flitting between the wooden posts on the pebble beach and the large wave break rocks, often landing only a few feet away.

I know I won't be alone when it comes to having some great images of this obliging bird but here are a few personal favourites out of the several hundred photos I took on the day.


  1. But another has turned up at Abberton Reservoir!

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