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Thursday, 25 October 2012

A rare wheatear as I desert the region

This morning preparations before leaving for the Isles of Scilly included packing and a quick check of the patch, although the alure of a male DESERT WHEATEAR on the beach at Worthing had been dashing down there, especially after seeing Jake Everitt's photo of the bird on Twitter. Being a bit of a packed day I only had time to drive down, have a five to ten minute look at the bird and dash back, which was frustrating as it really was a stunner and showed stupidly well. Even in my short window I got some decent record shots and a little bit of video.

Here's a phone-scoped shot for now, I might be able to get the SLR shots (if they're any better) and video up at a later point...