Rare Migrant: Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
A Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) is a common summer species of open areas. Males have a gray colored back. The cheeks and wings are black and the belly is dirty white. Females are slightly paler in color. During the flight its white tailbone is very noticeable.
of the Northern Wheatear consists of heather, bogs, meadows with stone walls
and mountain meadows with rocks and gravel. During migration, it can be seen in
meadows and fields.
Northern Wheatear is a rare yearly species. I was lucky to see and capture it this Autumn just when it was taking a rest on the way to the South.
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