I love to see them arriving in late March and early April in all their fine Summer plumage. This is a clear symbol that Summer is on the way for me and an exciting time.
At this time of year the colouration is a little less exciting but they're always a joy to watch as they run along and perch on fence posts or atop a tree. It's sad to think they're leaving these shores now for about six months, but they will be back and looking better than ever.
This little guy sat nicely for me in the warm morning sunshine.
In typical pose.
I think you nicely summed up my own feelings about Wheatears Adam. I'm seeing the last ones of 2014 about now so it will be a true harbinger of spring when they reappear.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Wheatear images Adam.ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots of the Wheaters for OWT! Love them!ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you ^_^
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
They are pretty birds, great shots! Have a happy week!ReplyDelete
I so love seeing birds from across the pond! Much fun!ReplyDelete
They look like sweet little birds!ReplyDelete
Pretty little guys.ReplyDelete
You must be patient - it's not easy to consistently capture such great shots of our feathered friends.
Beautiful bird photos. That last one is amazing, the colors of the bird and background are so close, yet with the shallow depth of field, it looks great.ReplyDelete
Used to really like watching these in the mountains - were a real sign that the seasons had changed.ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Pretty little birds.ReplyDelete
They're very attractive!!! I'm all for the concept that the population of this beauty is increasing!!! Can't have enough birds in my opinion.ReplyDelete
Great photos of a beautiful bird.ReplyDelete
Hopefully there number is increasing; beautiful photos.ReplyDelete
just love their soft tones!ReplyDelete
Interesting little birds that I'd love to spy one day:) They look like interesting characters:)ReplyDelete
Cute bird, great shots! How nice that you got to say goodbye, before they are off.ReplyDelete
great shots of these beautiful little birdsReplyDelete
Lovely photos. I love wheatears, last year i had a female wheatear run alongside me for quite a while, while i was walkingReplyDelete
Cute bird and I wish all the migrants safe travels.. This time of year is bittersweet for me... Thank you for linking in Adam....MichelleReplyDelete
I've really come to adore them, largely because of your wonderful photos!ReplyDelete