Is this a Whinchat?

by Frankie Lloyd
(Waterford Ireland)

Is this a Whinchat

Is this a Whinchat

Is this a Whinchat

A pair of these birds have appeared in my garden for the past two days, They are very skittish, they hop around the ground quite like a robin, sometimes the spend a long time resting on the wall or the top of the bird table. I apologize for the quality of the photographs, they were taken at a good distance and through my kitchen window.

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Oct 02, 2011
I know what it is!
by: Frankie

I have discovered through some more research that it is in fact a Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) so that makes me very happy, another one for my list.

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